What document types does Canvas convert using the document previewer?

You can preview several different file types in Canvas.

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View Document Preview

View Document Preview

You can view the number of pages in the document [1]; if there is more than one page, you can use the arrows to scroll to the next page. You can also zoom in and out [2] and view the document in full screen [3].

Here are the supported file types for the auto preview in Canvas:

  • .docx
  • .pptx
  • .xlsx
  • .ppsx
  • .zip
  • .ps
  • .odp
  • .ods
  • .odg
  • .odf
  • .sxc
  • .sxi
  • .rtf
  • .key

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