Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

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Simorgh
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Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

Post by Simorgh » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:53 am

Hi Softmakers,

After some digging I realized that I have to bring my question here.
Is there a way to be able to see a preview or a thumbnail of a document? I use KDE and Dolphin is my file manager.
On openSUSE forum they suggest that I install Calligra Suite but they are not sure that the Calligra thumbnailer would support .docx

Would appreciate help.

Kind regards

lgsl
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Re: Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

Post by lgsl » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:15 pm

Yes. If you install Caligra and then in Dolphin you go to General => Previews you can activate previews for MS Office Documents, as well for LibreOffice/OpenDocument.

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Re: Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

Post by Simorgh » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:16 pm

lgsl wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:15 pm
Yes. If you install Caligra and then in Dolphin you go to General => Previews you can activate previews for MS Office Documents, as well for LibreOffice/OpenDocument.
Thank you @lgsl for the reply.
Edit: I did install calligra, made sure the Dolphin settings had the previews on and rebooted. But there are no previews. Is this a bug? Is there a conflict somewhere!?
I wonder if it would be possible that SoftMaker team can implement in a thumbnailer/preview feature so we don't have to install calligra?!

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

Post by SuperTech » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:48 pm

Thank you for your suggestion which I have forwarded to product management...

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Re: Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

Post by lgsl » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:03 pm

Simorgh wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Thank you @lgsl for the reply.
Edit: I did install calligra, made sure the Dolphin settings had the previews on and rebooted. But there are no previews. Is this a bug? Is there a conflict somewhere!?
This feature (or at least for me) is a bit buggy. Dolphin can take a sweet time rendering the thumbnail depending on the size and complexity of the document. That's why I think, it's turned off by default.
LibreOffice goes arround this issue with a different approach (at least for odt). It pre-generates an thumbnail/image of the document. Perhaps Text Maker could come up with something like this.

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Re: Thumbnailer support for .docx .xlsx

Post by Simorgh » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:14 am

lgsl wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Simorgh wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Thank you @lgsl for the reply.
Edit: I did install calligra, made sure the Dolphin settings had the previews on and rebooted. But there are no previews. Is this a bug? Is there a conflict somewhere!?
This feature (or at least for me) is a bit buggy. Dolphin can take a sweet time rendering the thumbnail depending on the size and complexity of the document. That's why I think, it's turned off by default.
LibreOffice goes arround this issue with a different approach (at least for odt). It pre-generates an thumbnail/image of the document. Perhaps Text Maker could come up with something like this.
Thank you for your reply.
Couple of days ago, suddenly Dolphin was showing thumbnails but after a restart, it stopped. Glitch maybe!

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