I have a simple question that i hope someone can answer.

Is there a way to show a preview pane that will give a "Preview" of whatever file you have highlighted within a document library. Windows has this feature so i was hoping that SharePoint does as well.

I am using Office 365 for Business with SharePoint Online.

Many Thanks, Ethan.

  • @M.Qassas not duplicate as such because the other questions was about preview at the time of uploading. Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 14:30
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    @SharePointer you're right, the question is opened again, and thank u for your great answer :) Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 18:12

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You can preview a selected document on the document library:

In the classic document library experience

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In the modern experience enter image description here


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