Viewing a file

View an uploaded document, spreadsheet, presentation, or PDF file while you are working in Files without downloading the file.

About this task

After a file is uploaded to Files, you can view it. You can browse through the file, browse between files, and change page magnification. Viewing an uploaded file displays its contents without downloading the file.

Table 1 lists the file types that can be viewed.
Table 1. File formats that can be opened in the viewer
Application File type
ODF (Open Document Format) Documents .odt, .ott
ODF (Open Document Format) Presentations .odp, .otp
ODF (Open Document Format) Spreadsheets .ods, .ots
Microsoft Word .doc, .docx, .dot, .dotx
Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt, .pptx, .pot, .potx
Microsoft Excel .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltx
Adobe Reader .pdf
Note: When viewing .pdf files, if you have accessibility requirements, download the file and then open it using a third party application that supports PDF accessibility.
Others .txt, .rtf


  1. Find the file in Files application and click the file name.
    The file opens for you to view.
  2. You can like or comment on the file, or edit it if HCL Connections Docs is deployed.