Some of the important features of the Docs Viewer addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Docs Viewer.
In short, Docs Viewer is a lite addon that let you easily open and view all sorts of documents, including, PDF, word, excel, powerpoint and etc. in a new tab.
4 Reasons to Use Docs Viewer
Easily open and view documents in a new tab via right-click.
Has context menu right-click item to open and view documents.
Works for many document types, including PDF, doc, docx, etc.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Docs Viewer?
Docs Viewer is a lite and multi-browser addon that let you easily open a wide range of documents right in your browser (new tab). Simply add the add-on to your browser and start surfing. Once you see a document link (i.e. .doc, .docx, .pdf), please right-click on the link and then select - View Document - from context menu. The document will be open in a new tab. Please note that, this addon uses Google - GView - engine to render the document. Moreover, it supports a wide range of documents, including PDF, doc, docx, ppt and more.
2. How can I work with this addon?
As mentioned above, once the add-on is added to your browser, please right-click on any document link, and then click on the - View Document - item in the context-menu. You will see the document in a new tab. Please note that, once the document is open, you can print it or save it as a PDF document. This addon does not have a toolbar icon, it only works with context-menu item in right click.
3. How can I download the source code for Docs Viewer?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. Does this addon has a separate options or settings page?
No, as mentioned above, this add-on does not have a separate options or settings page.
5. Is this add-on available for mobile browsers?
Yes, this addon is available for both mobile and desktop machines on all operating systems.
6. What happens when I select a non-URL text?
If a non-URL text is selected, this add-on does not do anything. In other words, it only opens a valid URL in a document viewer.
7. How can I disable this add-on?
If you want to permanently disable the addon (remove - View Document - from right-click), please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button.
8. Can I open documents in a different viewer?
No, this addon only uses Google GView to render online document. In future, support for other viewers will be added.
9. Can I open and view offline documents?
No, currently this addon only renders online documents. It is not possible to upload and view online documents at the moment. In future support for offline view will be added.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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