Change the Default Viewer for a File Type

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For file formats such as MS Word, MS Excel and PDF, you can also choose which viewer Globodox must use to display the file (for e.g. for PDF files, you can choose between Globodox's built-in viewer or Adobe Reader).

 

How to change the default viewer for a file type

Click the Globodox button at the top left of the window.

 

1.Click Options. This opens a dialog box.
2.In the left panel, User Options should be highlighted; if not, click it.
3.Scroll down to File Type Viewer Options.
4.In the list of file types, double click .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx or .pdf.
5.This opens a small dialog box.
6.From the drop down, select Use Built-in Viewer or Use System Default and click OK.
7.Click OK to close the Options Dialog.
8.Click on the Refresh button on the Ribbon bar and the preview pane will now show the file format using the viewer you have specified.

 
Notes:

MS Word and MS Excel are very complicated file formats. The built-in viewer cannot handle all types of MS Word and MS Excel files. For example files which contain drawing objects, shapes, flow charts, graphs etc., will not be displayed correctly. If you have a lot of such files, you could try using the alternate viewers for these file type that Globodox supports.
For MS Excel files, you can choose between the built-in viewer and the preview of XLS/XLSX files using MS Excel. To enable this select Use System Default option in Step 6 above. This option requires that MS Excel be installed on your machine.
For MS Word files, you can choose between the built-in viewer, the preview of DOC/DOCX files using MS Word. To enable this select Use System Default option in Step 6 above. This option requires that MS Word be installed on your machine.
When using the built-in viewer, you can annotate/stamp Word or Excel documents and print them with the annotation however you cannot burn the annotation to the documents (in other words, if you open the annotated document in Word or Excel. the annotations you added to that document using Globodox will not be displayed).

 

 


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Enable/disable the automatic preview of a specific file type        

Prevent users from changing file type viewer settings

 


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