I have SharePoint 2016 (on prem) and in the document library, I'd like to hover my mouse over a document and have a preview/popup like in search results. Is it possible to create something like that in a normal library and how do I do this? Thank you in advance

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In order to view or preview Office documents in the browser for on-premises SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2019, you have to have Office Online Server (OOS) installed on a separate server from your SharePoint farm (this product was formerly known as Office Web Apps).

Because this is a separate Microsoft server product, you must first follow the guidance to Deploy Office Online Server, then you can follow the SharePoint 2016 specific integration steps.

  • Thank you Willman, I'll propose that to the client
    – Hes JvR
    Feb 28, 2020 at 6:28

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