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Enable support for more content types by default

Allow Docs to preview/edit more types of files by default - plain txt files, Unicode files, RTF, source code for java, JavaScript, generic binary files etc. 

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  • Jul 24 2018
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    Guest commented
    July 24, 2018 16:45

    or have the ability to register more files types with a command / script

    having the ability to switch more types on and off would be great

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    Guest commented
    July 26, 2018 10:03

    A viewer/conversion registry would be a good idea, just like Alfresco did for example. But to have an integration of a 300 file format viewer as a service like snowbound would also be great, at least for non confidential content. So content classification would be a good step forward for allowing external viewing capabilities. Maybe classify whole communities as confidential then no external tools are available. For all others, users could enjoy the preview of nearly everything. But remember: there will be a file format out there that even that all-in viewer does not provide. For these, the initial idea of a previewer or conversion tool registry stays interesting. Autodesk viewers would be a good example of that. Rvt Files can not be viewed with snowbound, right?

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    Guest commented
    August 07, 2018 06:36

    Inn our case i will be very usefull to have an option to view *.msg and *.eml files. Which are in most communities important source documents

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    Guest commented
    August 08, 2018 10:39

    In our case, preview a csv file is an important demand

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    Adam Gartenberg commented
    August 08, 2018 20:07

    We do support rtf and txt today.  We hear the feedback about expanding the file types and will take that under consideration.  Thank you for your votes.

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    Guest commented
    August 20, 2018 01:18

    More types supported to preview. It is much valuable for LOB.

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    Guest commented
    August 24, 2018 02:41

    How about Pages / Keynote / Number files since more and more IBMers use OSX ?

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    Guest commented
    August 30, 2018 06:13

    support WPS, such as WPS, Chinese People ofen use WPS as their office tools.