For files that the browser can just show (txt, pdf) this should be quite easy.
Update: DB search shows that 60% of the current WF files are doc or docx – text and pdf are 29 %.
My assessment for now: wait for more votes or comments
Based on the following scores, the value vs resources trade-off is not clear :
Simple option (txt and PDF only): +1 / -1
+1 Easy to do
-1 Good alternative exists (download opens these files pretty fast)
Full solution (preview MS Office files): +1 /-0
+1 High valueUrsula Gonthier supported this idea ·Ursula Gonthier commented
As an editorial assistant I spend the majority of my time managing workflows and often just want to view documents briefly, particularly text comments from authors left with a ticket. It would be great if these could be viewed online rather than having to download the file to the desktop/other folder and then open this separately. This would save time and memory space.
This should become a lot easier with the tools expected to be provided as part of the Membership Project.Ursula Gonthier shared this idea ·