How do I disable inline previews for Files using the Rich Content Editor?

You can disable inline previews for Files in 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 [1].

Select File

Select File

Find and select the file you want to insert.

Open URL Link Icon

Make sure the cursor is in the file link somewhere [1]. Click the URL link icon [2] to open a popup window.

Enable Auto-Open for Inline Preview

Enable Auto-Open for Inline Preview

Click the Disable inline previews for this link checkbox [1]. Then click on Update Link [2].

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click Save.

View File

View File

Once you disable the inline preview, the file can no longer can be previewed. Users will have to click the link to open the file.

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