#Microsoft365 #Office365 #SharePoint – I’ll be doing a write-up of the different web parts available for modern pages in SharePoint Online. Let’s take a look at the File Viewer Web Part.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

DISCLAIMER:  I WRITE ARTICLES ABOUT OFFICE / MICROSOFT 365. CONTENT IS ACCURATE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION, HOWEVER UPDATES AND NEW ADDITIONS HAPPEN DAILY WHICH COULD CHANGE THE ACCURACY OR RELEVANCE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN USING MY BLOGS AS GUIDELINES.

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File Viewer

Use this to insert a file on your page. File types you can insert include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, .PDFs, 3D Models and more. Use the File viewer web part on a page.

Take note that these web parts are not available yet for use on classic pages. On how to create pages and add web parts, see SharePoint Pages and Web Parts Introduction.

Use the File Viewer to display files important to the employees. On Intranets a great idea would be to display the new Leave Policy or the company’s latest annual results etc. Keep in mind it’s not used to display images – rather use the Image web part for that.

Adding the File Viewer:

Put your page in to edit mode and click on the “+” to add a new web part. Choose the File Viewer:

You can now select recent files (I’ve already uploaded it in the correct place), or upload a file / select a link:

This is how it presents, it uses PowerPoint Online to display which means the user does not need Office on their machines:

I’ve changed the page layout to have two columns and then added a PowerPoint and PDF next to each other. This works better for me as you don’t lose as much space on your page and it’s pretty readable:

 


Purpose of this blog challenge:  I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

 

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