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Karthikeyan ChandranKarthikeyan Chandran 

instead of getting downloaded MS Word documents should open in a new page

I have created a custom object 'ABC' from the related list in 'Notes & Attachments' instead of getting downloaded 'MS Word' documents should open in a new page.


Best Answer chosen by Karthikeyan Chandran
Ashish_SFDCAshish_SFDC
Hi Karthikeyan,


The option is not currently availabble, as the MS Word Documents are not available for preview in the browser. 

Kindly post an idea in the Idea Exchange : https://success.salesforce.com/ideaPost

Also see the links below for getting the preview using Visualforce, 


Document preview with Visualforce

http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/4715/document-preview-with-visualforce


There are quite a few "document previewers" out there.

The one I would use is this the google docs viewer. You can use the link below to get the URL format you'd need for the file, and then I'd embed that in a visualforce page using <apex:iframe>

https://docs.google.com/viewer

Other options include flexpaper or issu

http://flexpaper.devaldi.com/default.jsp http://issuu.com

Another easier option which works well is to just use a simple embed tag with src= url of your file which if its an attachment can use the following syntax

<embed src="{!URLFOR($Action.Attachment.Download, worksheet.Attachments[0].Id)}" style="width:100%; height:950px;">
</embed>

http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/18243/how-to-preview-documents-in-salesforce


Regards,
Ashish






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Ashish_SFDCAshish_SFDC
Hi Karthikeyan,


The option is not currently availabble, as the MS Word Documents are not available for preview in the browser. 

Kindly post an idea in the Idea Exchange : https://success.salesforce.com/ideaPost

Also see the links below for getting the preview using Visualforce, 


Document preview with Visualforce

http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/4715/document-preview-with-visualforce


There are quite a few "document previewers" out there.

The one I would use is this the google docs viewer. You can use the link below to get the URL format you'd need for the file, and then I'd embed that in a visualforce page using <apex:iframe>

https://docs.google.com/viewer

Other options include flexpaper or issu

http://flexpaper.devaldi.com/default.jsp http://issuu.com

Another easier option which works well is to just use a simple embed tag with src= url of your file which if its an attachment can use the following syntax

<embed src="{!URLFOR($Action.Attachment.Download, worksheet.Attachments[0].Id)}" style="width:100%; height:950px;">
</embed>

http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/18243/how-to-preview-documents-in-salesforce


Regards,
Ashish






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Karthikeyan ChandranKarthikeyan Chandran
Thanks for your help Ashish.

Sure, I will post an idea in the Idea Exchange.