How do I preview a file?

You can preview a file in a course, group, or personal file storage area.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Choose File

Choose File

Click the title of the file you wish to preview [1].

Preview File

The selected file will appear in the preview pane to the right.

You can scroll through the document, zoom in and out, and view the document in full screen [1].

Preview File

You can also preview a file by clicking the Preview link [1]. Your file will appear in the preview pane.

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