Preview Pane

The Preview Pane provides a quick way of viewing a document's image pages from within the folder browser and allows you to quickly view the contents of your documents without needing to open them in the document viewer. When the Preview Pane is open, you can select a document in the Contents Pane and view its contents in a read-only format in the pane (learn how to open the Preview Pane below). You can choose to view its image pages, text pages, metadata, thumbnails, and annotations. If the document is a PDF, you can also view the PDF file itself.

Note: When it is open, the Preview Pane will display to the right of the Contents Pane. It can be used with either the Folder Pane or the Search Pane.

If you select a folder, the Preview Pane will be blank.  Selecting a shortcut displays the document to which the shortcut points.

In the toolbar at the top of the Preview Pane, you can select what parts of the document you want to view: Image Pane, Text Pane, Metadata Pane, Thumbnail Pane, Electronic File Pane, and/or Annotations Pane. You can toggle the panes open and closed by clicking the buttons, so you can view as much or as little information as you want. All of the panes visible in the Preview Pane are read-only.

The Preview Pane is read-only. To modify a document, such as metadata and text, or to modify the document, you will need to open it in the document viewer. In addition, because the Electronic File Pane currently only supports PDF files, you will need to open electronic documents of other types directly.

To view a document in the Preview Pane

  1. Verify that the Preview Pane is enabled. If it is, it will be visible as a third pane to the right of the Contents Pane. If it is not, you can enable it by opening the View menu and selecting Preview Pane, by clicking the Preview Pane toolbar button, or by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + P on the keyboard.
  2. Select the document you want to view. If the document is an imaged document or a PDF electronic document, it will open automatically in the Preview Pane.
  3. Right-click and select Next Page or Previous Page to navigate, or navigate using the scroll wheel on your mouse.