Preview Pane > Photo Preview Tab
The Photo Preview tab is used to display a full-sized preview of the selected image document (for example, a digital photograph) in ProjectWise Explorer. Simply select a document in the document list, then select the Photo Preview tab. A copy of the selected document is downloaded to your working directory, and the image contained in the document displays in the Photo Preview tab. Since these documents are copied out, they are listed when you select View > Copies in Local Document Organizer.
By default, Photo Preview supports standard image file formats, including BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG. You can also use the Photo Preview tab to display the contents of non-image file types, such as text files, PDFs, HTML files, and Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Photo Preview uses Internet Explorer controls to display content, which allows for these additional file types to be displayed either natively or through an Internet Explorer plug-in. If an appropriate viewer is not installed for the selected document's file type, then the Photo Preview tab will display an empty page.
The Photo Preview tab displays files based on the MIME type that is set for a document when it is initially imported into ProjectWise. The following are the MIME types that ProjectWise recognizes by default and displays (with no additional configuration) in the Photo Preview tab:
Viewing Office Documents in the Photo Preview Tab
The Photo Preview tab is primarily designed for image documents, but can also be configured to display Microsoft Office documents. Office documents are disabled by default from displaying in the Photo Preview tab. To enable their display, you must perform these steps:
- To display Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents in the Photo Preview tab, the respective application must also be installed.
- Open the file called PWVIEWER.CFG located in the ...\ProjectWise\bin directory and uncomment the line for each MIME type of the file type you want to display. For example, if you want to display Microsoft Word .DOC documents in the Preview Pane, then you would uncomment (remove the # from) the following line:
- Enable the "Browse in same window" functionality for each file type as needed by opening your Registry Editor and doing the following:
For .DOC files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 0.
For .DOCX files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 24 (if Base is Hexadecimal) or 36 (if Base is Decimal).
For .RTF files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.RTF.8, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 0.
For .XLS files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 0.
For .XLSX files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 24 (if Base is Hexadecimal) or 36 (if Base is Decimal).
For .PPT files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PowerPoint.Show.8, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 0.
For .PPTX files: Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PowerPoint.Show.12, set the DWORD subkey BrowserFlags to a value of 24 (if Base is Hexadecimal) or 36 (if Base is Decimal).
- You may have to close and reopen ProjectWise Explorer after enabling Photo Preview display for a particular file type.
Viewing Other File Types in Photo Preview
For example, if you want to view JPEG2000 and SVG files inside the Photo Preview tab using the Apple QuickTime plug-in (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/), you would add the following two lines to the PWVIEWER.CFG file: