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Enable support for more content types by default

Allow Docs to preview/edit more types of files by default - plain txt files, Unicode files, RTF, source code for java, JavaScript, generic binary files etc. 

  • Guest
  • Jul 24 2018
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  • Guest commented
    16 Apr, 2020 08:53am

    Come this Feature with Connections 6.5 CR2? I saw Docs get an Update (CR4 Docs).

  • Guest commented
    3 Mar, 2020 11:26am

    For community collaboration, the smart way to work is to share received mails too. Mail files are sometimes received as an EML file. EML file cannot be previewed in DOCS. EML file must be downloaded and cannot be previewed in Notes, but only in Outlook. If you do not have Outlook installed, the mail cannot be previewed. Preview for EML-files should be a standard.

  • Guest commented
    27 Jun, 2019 07:19am

    Preview of simple HTML files would be useful as well.

  • Guest commented
    6 Jun, 2019 02:46pm

    Please also add Visio Files, vsd and vsdx for preview and thumbnails.

  • Guest commented
    30 Aug, 2018 06:13am

    support WPS, such as WPS, Chinese People ofen use WPS as their office tools.

  • Guest commented
    24 Aug, 2018 02:41am

    How about Pages / Keynote / Number files since more and more IBMers use OSX ?

  • Guest commented
    20 Aug, 2018 01:18am

    More types supported to preview. It is much valuable for LOB.

  • Guest commented
    8 Aug, 2018 08:07pm

    We do support rtf and txt today.  We hear the feedback about expanding the file types and will take that under consideration.  Thank you for your votes.

  • Guest commented
    8 Aug, 2018 10:39am

    In our case, preview a csv file is an important demand

  • Guest commented
    7 Aug, 2018 06:36am

    Inn our case i will be very usefull to have an option to view *.msg and *.eml files. Which are in most communities important source documents

  • Guest commented
    26 Jul, 2018 10:03am

    A viewer/conversion registry would be a good idea, just like Alfresco did for example. But to have an integration of a 300 file format viewer as a service like snowbound would also be great, at least for non confidential content. So content classification would be a good step forward for allowing external viewing capabilities. Maybe classify whole communities as confidential then no external tools are available. For all others, users could enjoy the preview of nearly everything. But remember: there will be a file format out there that even that all-in viewer does not provide. For these, the initial idea of a previewer or conversion tool registry stays interesting. Autodesk viewers would be a good example of that. Rvt Files can not be viewed with snowbound, right?

  • Guest commented
    24 Jul, 2018 04:45pm

    or have the ability to register more files types with a command / script

    having the ability to switch more types on and off would be great