Document Viewer / Document Previews

Having to download and then open files shared on Glip can be time consuming, especially when you just want to quickly review the contents of a file. In order to save you time, Glip will generate previews for PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and text files that have been uploaded. You'll know that a preview is available for a file by the presence of a preview image right in the stream.

Note that it may take a little while for the preview to be generated, especially for longer files or those with lots of images. Once the preview has been generated, click on the image to open up the Document Viewer.

Use the Left/Right arrows at the bottom-left, or simply scroll through all the pages of the document. Buttons at the bottom-right allow you to perform the following actions:

  • Upload a new version
  • Download the original image
  • View the original post in the conversation stream
  • Like
  • Favorite
  • Share to another conversation
  • Move to another conversation
  • Edit the filename
  • Delete


As with other content types on Glip, you can add replies right inside documents that have been shared. Just click anywhere inside the document to add a reply.

The pins in the document represent previous replies. Just click on a pin to see the replies. If there are any incomplete tasks associated with a given pin, the icon in the pin will be an unchecked task box. When all of the tasks associated with a pin are completed, the icon changes to a checked task box.

As with all messages posted to Glip, the replies appear right in the conversation stream, with a reference to the file itself.

Click on the "Doc Previews.pptx" link and it will open the file in the Document Viewer with the pin corresponding to this reply already selected.


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