How do I set the auto-open for inline preview for Files using the Rich Content Editor?

You can use the auto-open inline preview for Files in the Rich Content Editor. Canvas can preview any file that is supported by the document previewer.

Note: You can have multiple files auto-open, but you have to go through the steps in this lesson every time you want to add another auto-open file preview in a feature that uses the Rich Content Editor.

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Locate Content Selector

The Content Selector will automatically open when the Rich Content Editor is opened.

Open Files Tab

Open Files Tab

Click the Files tab.

Select File

Select File

Find and select the file you want to insert.

Open URL Link Icon

The file name will automatically be added inside the Rich Content Editor. Place your cursor over the link [1], then click the URL link icon [2].

Enable Auto-Open for Inline Preview

Enable Auto-Open for Inline Preview

Click the Auto-open the inline preview for this link checkbox [1]. Click the Update Link button [2].

Note: You can have multiple files auto-open, but you have to go through the steps in this lesson every time you want to add another auto-open file preview in a feature that uses the Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

View Auto-Opened File

View the auto-opened file.

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