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Create document preview in sharepoint 2013 content search webpart slideshow RRS feed

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  • I want to show preview of documents(word,excel,ppt or videos) in the content search webpart slideshow view. By default we can show images from picture library in the content search webpart slide show view. But i need to show preview of documents(like search results document preview) in the help me to content search webpart slider. 

    Please help me to solve this issue!

    Thanks in advance!

    SangeethaAjith

    Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:16 AM

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  • Normally you get the previews from a connected Office Web Apps farm. Anything else would require a lot of work.

    http://sridharbabuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/configuring-office-web-apps-2013-with.html

    • Marked as answer by IndulHassan Monday, April 13, 2015 2:30 PM
    Monday, April 13, 2015 8:55 AM
  • Alternatively, if you have the URL you can render different types of content to HTML on the fly using 3rd party components. This is not a lot of work to implement, and it depends on the types and size of content that you want to preview. In my experience, for Word documents this works quite nicely, for PDF docs a little less so.

    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com

    • Marked as answer by IndulHassan Monday, April 13, 2015 2:30 PM
    Monday, April 13, 2015 9:05 AM
  • HI

    YOu need to configure Office web apps.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431687.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Thanks


    Melick Rajee http://melick-rajee.blogspot.com

    Monday, April 13, 2015 10:49 AM
  • Hi, Thanks for your reply. Actually m working with Sharepoint Online 2013 and word online,excel online are already integrated. Also doc preview is working for search results. I need to show the doc preview in content search webpart slideshow. If u have any idea pls let me know.

    Thanks!

    Monday, April 13, 2015 2:01 PM
  • Hi, Thanks for your reply. Actually m working with Sharepoint Online 2013. I need to show the doc preview in content search webpart slideshow. If u have any idea pls let me know.

    The content search webpart is fetching documents using query and we didnt know what results are going to come. For the result documents i need to show the preview.

    Monday, April 13, 2015 2:07 PM
  • Hi, Thanks for your reply. Actually m working with Sharepoint Online 2013 and word online,excel online are already integrated. Also doc preview is working for search results. I need to show the doc preview in content search webpart slideshow. If u have any idea pls let me know.
    Monday, April 13, 2015 2:08 PM
  • Hi Sangeetha,

    Did you find a solution to this issue? I am having the same problem - document preview works in the search centre but not in the content search web part. I am also working in SharePoint Online.

    Kind Regards

    Paul 

    Friday, March 18, 2016 9:04 AM
  • By default you don't get the flyout preview in the CSWP in 2013 or SharePoint Online. That's entirely normal.

    It can be done with some changes to display templates you're using. I spent an annoying few hours on this a while back and sadly don't have a reference to the eventual soution I used. However this blog was very helpful along the way:

    http://www.cdhtalkstech.com/2013/11/19/5598/

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:27 AM