How do I preview a file?

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

If you are not using the New Files feature option, please view an archived version of this lesson.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Choose File

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

Preview File

The preview displays the file and file information details, as well as a link to download the file.

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

View Button

You can also preview a file by clicking the View button [1].

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