2021 Update Rollup 2

Previewing DocumentsPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft App provides a preview of various document types.

  • When the document is an image, a preview of the image is displayed.
  • If a PDF view is available for the document type, the document is presented in the integrated PDF viewer.
  • On iOS, documents of the types Apple Pages, Apple Numbers, and Apple Keynote will be displayed with the integrated viewer of iOS.
  • On iOS, supported video and audio types can be played directly in the preview.
  • If the document cannot be converted to PDF (e.g. due to an unsupported document type), only the icon of the corresponding object class will be displayed.
  • The preview and overview functionalities both support pinch-to-zoom.
  • The preview of a document can be switched to full screen-mode. In full screen-mode, all UI except the title bar is hidden.

Note: You can use the “Open in” action to view objects in apps on your device that support the corresponding document type.

Opening a DocumentPermanent link for this heading

By pressing the “Open in” action, the original file is downloaded to be opened with any application that supports the document type.

The document is opened in read-only mode, but some third-party apps may allow editing.

Editing a Document (Android Only)Permanent link for this heading

By pressing the “Edit in” action, the document is locked in the backend, so no other user can change the content while it is being edited on your device.

The original file is downloaded to be opened with any application that supports the document type.

When the third-party application properly saves the file back to the original location, the changes will automatically be uploaded to the backend. Be aware that some third-party applications do not support this, and rather try to store the file locally or elsewhere.

Note:

Editing a Text DocumentPermanent link for this heading

For text documents, an in-place-editor is available.

By pressing the “Edit” action, the in-place-editor is opened. The document is locked, so no other user can change the content while it is being edited on your device.

The original file is downloaded and opened for in-place-editing.

The changes made by in-place-editing can be canceled or saved. By tapping the “Save” button, the document is uploaded automatically. When the upload is finished, the document is unlocked and the in-place-editor is closed. The preview is refreshed automatically.

PDF ViewerPermanent link for this heading

The PDF Viewer provides the following features through buttons in the title bar:

  • Search
  • Content
  • Thumbnail
  • Open full screen mode

Moreover, a thumbnail bar is displayed at the bottom of the content view to navigate quickly to a particular page in the document.

Search

When pressing the “Search” button in the title bar, the search view is displayed. The search view contains a text input field and a result list.

The document is searched while typing in the input field and the result list is filled with the search results. The search results are highlighted directly in the document. By tapping on a search result in the list, the document scrolls to the page and the exact location of the search result.

The search can also be triggered by selecting a text in the viewer as well as by using the context menu action “Search”.

Content

When pressing the “Content” action, the content view is displayed. The content view displays the table of contents (when available), a list of bookmarks, and a list of annotations.

By tapping on an entry from either list, the document scrolls to the page and the exact location of the desired entry.

Thumbnail

When pressing the “Thumbnails” button, the thumbnail view is opened. The thumbnail view takes up the entire view and displays small thumbnails for regular pages, pages with annotations, or pages with bookmarks for easy and fast navigation.

By tapping on a thumbnail, the document scrolls to the desired page.

Thumbnail Bar and Scrollbar

A thumbnail bar is also available via a floating widget on the bottom of the PDF overview and can be made visible or hidden by pressing anywhere on the screen. By tapping an item from the thumbnail bar, the document scrolls to the desired page.

A scrollbar is available on the right side of the PDF viewer and can be shown or hidden by pressing anywhere on the screen. It is also shown when starting to scroll. The scrollbar handle can be used for easy and fast navigation.