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Preview and share your files

You can now preview more file types in Dovetail instead of downloading and opening them separately.

Previews now support the following formats:

  • PDFs (.pdf)

  • Microsoft Word documents (.docx)

  • Microsoft Powerpoint files (.pptx)

  • Images (jpeg, png, GIFs, svg)

  • Videos (all common formats)

  • Audio (all common formats)

Note: preview won't be available for other filetypes, e.g. zip files.

Inserting files

After opening a note, insight, or story, you have two ways to insert a file:

  • Drag & Drop a file from your desktop into your page

  • Use the "add files" icon in the in-editor toolbar

Card styles

When inserting, we'll show a preview when possible. You can change the display style by clicking on the meatball menu on the top right of the preview, and selecting "Card" under "Style".

Launch the preview dialog

You can launch the preview dialog by single-clicking when viewing content, or double clicking when editing content.

Share previews

You can share links to your inserted files by selecting the meatball menu on the top right of your preview, and clicking "copy link". This link will lead directly to the file preview.

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Matt Russell

Product Manager

Aqil Pasha

Product Marketing Manager

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Last updated 6 December 2021
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