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    Document Viewer

    I am looking for a preview software able to preview the documents in an windows explorer like software. eventually a plug-in for windows explorer.
    Any suggestions?
    Marcel

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    Re: Document Viewer

    QuickView Plus is a commercial (not free) file viewer package. I'm sure that Alan "Freeware" Miller will come up with loads of <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> alternatives.

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    Re: Document Viewer

    You don't specify the version of Windows you're using. There is the Quick View application provided free with some Windows versions (and still downloadable) but I don't know if it supports Word .DOC format. The more comprehensive Quick View Plus from Avantstar Solutions does, but it's commercial software.

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    Re: Document Viewer

    Hans

    Such is your speed that you preempted my reply, as is your norm. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Whilst I know of a few free apps that can open Word .DOCs, the only preview "viewer" I know of is QVP, as we mentioned. I think a freeware one has been on the wishlist for some years now.

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    Re: Document Viewer

    I use Windows XP and I have Office 2003. The purpose of this request is to be able to browse the file and see their content without opening the original application.I have found one or two commercial softwares:
    Disk Jockey File Viewer http://www.clear-simple.com/
    Explorer View that is a plugin for Windows Explorer http://www.getdata.com/ Unfortunately I was not able to use it due to an error message poping up.

    I will try QVP.
    Thanks and regards,
    Marcel

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    Re: Document Viewer

    A commercial product, PowerDesk Pro, is a Windows Explorer replacement that includes a file viewer.

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    Re: Document Viewer

    As I said, I know the Pro version of QVP will do what you want. Just per chance, I was looking at Copernic Desktop Search, which is free, and its preview facility will render Word docs accurately. It may not suit, since it won't connect to Windows Explorer, but it does have its own browser of indexed files, in similar vein as Explorer.

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    Re: Document Viewer

    I think I will go with PowerDesk even if it is a commercial software.
    Thank you to all of you,
    Marcel

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    Re: Document Viewer

    I was and still am a PowerDesk pro user. It is good. Version 6 (the current one) is bloated a little. The original developers left the company and came up with a new product (sorry, forgot the name). Also, before making your final decision, here is a page to read: http://www.gpsoft.com.au/reviews.html
    Hope it helps
    Adam

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    Re: Document Viewer

    That reminded me of an older post on the same subject - <post#=400985>post 400985</post#>

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    Re: Document Viewer

    Thank you for the link, I have reviewed the software Opus but I prfer the features of PowerDesk Pro 6. By the way the new product from the original developers is maybe Universal Explorer http://www.uexplorer.com/. Just curious to know which product they have launched.
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    Re: Document Viewer

    ExplorerPlus - it took some time to find it (of course, Google helped). And this is the track I've seen it:

    http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/in...showtopic=8823

    If you try it (ExplorerPlus) out, please, let me know about your opinion in this track.
    Best regards
    Adam

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    Re: Document Viewer

    Thank you for the information, I will have a look and I will let you know my opinion next week,
    Best regards,
    Marcel

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    Re: Document Viewer

    Marcel,
    I am in the process of trying out ExplorerPlus. The viewer pane is the same as for PowerDesk. It works nicely with .txt, .doc, .xls, .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .csv, .htm files, gives detailed info on files in a .zip file, regular info on an .exe file; however, cannot show .pdf files: same as PowerDesk.
    Adam

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