New in Zoho Viewer: Online Document Converter, New PDF Viewer

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There are two important highlights in the recent update of Zoho Viewer

  1. Online Document Converter
  2. New PDF Viewer
1. Online Document Converter
You can now use Zoho Viewer to convert office documents to different formats. For example, you can convert a DOC file to PDF or an XLS file to CSV and so on. Upload your file, select the desired output format, convert it and save it back to your computer. No sign up needed. No installation required. Try the online document converter now at viewer.zoho.com/converter and let us know your feedback.
2. New PDF Viewer
We have a new, improved viewer for your PDF files. This new viewer will retain the original formatting of your PDF files as much as possible. Here is the list of functionality available with our new PDF viewer:
  • Retain the format of the original document
  • Page navigation controls
  • Find text within a PDF document
  • Copy selected text to your system clipboard
Check out our new PDF viewer and share your thoughts with us. Here is a screenshot. Click on the image to view the PDF online.
Barely a week after we released our new PDF viewer, a free ebook was launched on Zoho Viewer by an author. Here is the free ebook: viewer.zoho.com/docs/r1bbdh.

The new PDF viewer is not yet available in the following scenarios. 

  • Viewing a PDF file available on a public URL
  • Using the Viewer APIs to view PDF files
This will be made available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Zoho Viewer Updates

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We made a few changes to the Zoho Viewer home page in the last couple of months. The main change is that you can now view a document without publishing it to a URL. This is quite useful when you want to view a private document without publishing it and you don’t have the appropriate software on your computer. However, if you want to publish a document to a URL, you can still do so by using the “Publish this document” setting. There is also a separate form to view a document file already available on a public URL. In this case, the Zoho Viewer URL of this document will be available as long as the file resides on the original URL.

If you are using our bulk upload option, you will notice that selecting multiple files for upload has now been made easier. In the file chooser, you will be presented with a filtered list of files supported by Zoho Viewer and you will be able to select multiple files using the ctrl/shift keys. We have also added an option “Email these links” which will be visible once you upload files in bulk. You can email the links to yourselves for your future reference.
Try out Zoho Viewer and share your feedback with us. You can also send an email to support@zohoviewer.com.

Zoho Viewer now supports WordPerfect Documents

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Zoho Viewer now supports the Corel WordPerfect Document (.wpd) file format. Many of our users had requested support for this file format. There are lot of wpd files actively used in businesses such as for Legal documents, Architectural and Engineering specifications etc. Such documents can now be viewed online without needing to install any software. The wpd file format is supported in our Viewer APIs as well. Here is the full list of supported file formats: http://zohoviewer.wiki.zoho.com/Supported-Files.html

Note: We have a limitation of images not showing up in wpd files. We are trying to support this.

With this update, you will also notice formatting improvements and faster upload time for docx, doc and rtf file formats.

Give Zoho Viewer a try and send us your feedback to support@zohoviewer.com or post it on our discussion forum. We are working on a much improved PDF viewer as well. Stay tuned.

Zoho Recruit Integrates With Zoho Writer, Sheet, Show and Viewer

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No more file downloads to view and edit the documents in Zoho Recruit. Viewing and editing the documents has now been made easy in Zoho Recruit. Its integration with Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show and Zoho Viewer gives you an option to View and Edit the attachments and save them directly to Zoho Recruit. Thus it helps you save time in viewing and editing the documents.

Zoho Recruit identifies the file format and opens in appropriate Zoho Application. You still have the option to download the file if you need a copy of it.


Stay tuned for more features from Zoho Recruit!

Presentation Viewer and API Enhancements in Zoho Viewer

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Here are some of the recent updates in Zoho Viewer:

1. Presentation Viewer

The presentation viewer has been enhanced. We now use Adobe Flash to display the presentations. Here are some highlights:

  • No more fixed size. The slides now occupy the maximum space available on your browser window. 
  • The slide navigation bar has been enhanced and is now similar to Zoho Show.
  • You can click on the Play icon to automatically run through the presentation (Auto Play) with 5 secs pause on each slide.
  • Of course, you have the already existing SlideShow link and a new icon to view it in full screen.
  • The upload and processing of presentations is now much faster.

Here is a screenshot of the new presentation viewer. Click on the image to open the online presentation.

Presentation Viewer

Next, we are working on the PDF viewer. Online viewing of PDF files is one area where Zoho Viewer is lacking and we are fixing that.

2. API options

We now
provide options to hide the links such as Edit, Print, Save, etc while
using our Viewer API to display private documents stored in your
servers. Refer http://api.wiki.zoho.com/View-a-Private-Document.html
for more information on the new options. Look out for the “displaylinks”
and “linkoptions” parameters. You will also notice a new “skey” parameter.
This is required if you want to send the document and bring up the viewer
securely over HTTPS.


3. Edit option now available for docx, xlsx and ppt files

We now display the Edit link for uploaded docx, xlsx and ppt files in addition to the already supported formats. Editing such files will open up the editors of Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show respectively. You can edit online and save (export) them to your system in various formats. Editing of pptx files will be available in a future version.

Let us know how you are using Zoho Viewer and what you will like to see in it. Send us your valuable feedback to support@zohoviewer.com.

Zoho Viewer + Google Translate = Document Translation

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I saw a tweet from Ken Huang recently and found it interesting.

Zoho Viewer + Google Translate = http://tinyurl.com/r4697v http://ff.im/3kDch


This
is very cool. If you have document you want to quickly view, Zoho Viewer works perfectly well. It is like TinyURL for documents. But in cases where the content of the document is in a
different language, you can upload the document to Zoho Viewer and input
that URL in Google Translate to convert the contents of the document to
any language.

Here is a Zoho Writer document in Zoho Viewer and here is the translated version in Japanese.

Thanks for the tip Ken.
 

Zoho Viewer – APIs and Office 2007 formats

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Zoho Viewer API

We are happy to announce APIs for Zoho Viewer.

The Zoho
Viewer API enables you to integrate your service/application with Zoho
Viewer so that you can let your users view office documents online
using just the web browser. The supported file formats are listed here.

Here is the API documentation: http://api.wiki.zoho.com/Viewer.html

Open IT Online makes use of our Zoho Viewer API. There are other services too that are working on integrating Zoho Viewer with their applications. In case you need any assistance using our APIs, kindly get in touch with us by sending an email to api@zohocorp.com.

Support for Microsoft Office 2007 formats

We have also added support for Microsoft Office 2007 formats – docx, xlsx and pptx – in Zoho Viewer some time back. These formats are also supported via our APIs.

Hope you like these new additions to Zoho Viewer.