Enable document and PDF previews in Nextcloud



  • Seeing as how many of you use Nextcloud (thank you @scottalanmiller and @JaredBusch for your work on the deployment script), how does one get document previews to work?
    Libreoffice is installed and my config.php contains:

      'preview_libreoffice_path' => '/usr/bin/libreoffice',
      'enabledPreviewProviders' => array(
            'OC\Preview\PNG',
            'OC\Preview\JPEG',
            'OC\Preview\GIF',
            'OC\Preview\BMP',
            'OC\Preview\XBitmap',
            'OC\Preview\MP3',
            'OC\Preview\TXT',
            'OC\Preview\MarkDown',
            'OC\Preview\MSOffice2003',
            'OC\Preview\MSOffice2007',
            'OC\Preview\MSOfficeDoc',
            'OC\Preview\OpenDocument',
            'OC\Preview\PDF',
      ),
    

    Yet whenever I click on an doc/docx, xls/xlsx, or pdf I'm prompted to download instead of providing me a preview.

    The logs don't appear to contain any errors.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!



  • Searched the interwebs and, it appears, that Nextcloud's idea of a "preview" is, in fact, a thumbnail. Only PDF files will actually display a true "preview" when using the built-in PDF viewer app.

    I guess this won't work. I was hoping for more 😞

    https://github.com/nextcloud/documentation/issues/710


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