Preview attachments

Attachments are files that are attached to AODocs documents. Attachments are stored in Google Drive and are owned by the storage account of your library. Learn more: What are attachments?

To preview the content of AODocs document attachments:

1. Open an AODocs document in any type of library.

2. In the sidebar, select the attachment you want to preview.

  • Google files, such as Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations open in the Google Drive editor embedded in AODocs.
  • Non-Google attachments supported by the Google Drive preview (such as PDF files and PNG files) open in the Google Drive preview embedded in AODocs.

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PDF file attachment displayed in the Google Drive preview

  • The following attachment types open in the advanced viewer:
    • CAD files

    • Email files

    • Dicom files

    • Visio files

Note: The advanced viewer isn’t available for external users. Learn more: Access an AODocs library as an external user.

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Email file attachment displayed in the advanced viewer

Note: The attachments displayed in the Google Drive preview and the advanced viewer are read-only even if you have edit rights on the AODocs document.

Note: If you have the Universal File Opener installed, you can open non-Google file attachments in their corresponding software directly from your AODocs document. Learn more: What is the Universal File Opener (UFO)?

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