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What types of files can be previewed in Canvas?

Canvas supports a variety of document types that can be converted in Canvas. If the submitted file is an assignment and Canvas DocViewer supported file type, the file will be rendered by DocViewer in SpeedGrader. If the submitted file is not an assignment or a DocViewer supported file type, the file will be rendered by Google Previewer.

Canvas supports previews for documents up to 100 MB and 999 pages.

Note: SpeedGrader may take up to ten minutes after an assignment is submitted to display a document that supports DocViewer.

Document Preview Files

The following file types are supported for Canvas DocViewer:

.doc .odt
.sxi
.docx .pdf
.sxw
.odf
.ppt
.xlsx
.odg
.pptx
.xls
.odp
.rtf
.txt
.ods
.sxc

Document Preview Fonts

The following fonts are supported for Canvas DocViewer:

AR PL UMing
Light (CN, HK, TW, TWE)
DejaVu Sans
Extra Light
Book
Bold
Oblique
Bold Oblique
Condensed
IPA Mincho
Regular
AR PL UKai
Book (CN, HK, TW, TWE)
DejaVu Sans Condensed
Book
Bold
Oblique
Bold Oblique
Condensed
Condensed Bold
Condensed Oblique
Condensed Bold Oblique
Times New Roman
Regular
Italic
Bold
Bold Italic
Arial
Regular
Bold
Italic
Bold Italic
Georgia
Regular
Italic
Bold
Bold Italic
Verdana
Regular
Italic
Bold
Bold Italic
Arial Narrow
Regular
Italic
Bold Italic
IPAP Mincho
Regular
Un Batang
Regular
Bold

Arial Unicode
Regular
Bold
IPA Gothic
Regular
Un Dinaru
Regular
Bold
Light
Calibri
Regular
Bold
Italic
Bold Italic
IPAP Gothic
Regular
Un Dotum
Regular
Bold
DejaVu Serif
Book
Bold
Italic
Bold Italic
Meiryo
Regular
Un Graphic
Regular
Bold
Dotum
Regular
M Hei PRC
Regular
Un Gungseo
Regular

Cambria
Regular
Bold
Italic
Bold Italic
M Hei HK Medium
Regular
Un Pilgi
Regular
Bold

Cambria Math
Regular
MingLiu
    Regular

Wingdings 1
Regular

Comic Sans
Regular
Bold
Monotype Sorts
Regular
Wingdings 2
Regular

Courier New
Regular
Italic
Bold
Bold Italic
Palace Script MT
Regular
Wingdings 3
Regular

DejaVu Serif Condensed
Book
Bold
Italic
Bold Italic
Condensed
Condensed Bold
Condensed Italic
Condensed Bold Italic
SimSun
   Regular

DejaVu Sans Mono
Book
Oblique
Bold
Bold Oblique

Symbol
Regular


Image Preview Files

The following image files are supported for Canvas DocViewer:

.bmp .jpg .tif
.jpeg
.png
.tiff