How to add a simple preview in libraries in SharePoint

#M365Hack - How to add a simple preview in a library in SharePoint

After my last #M365Hack where I showed you how you can create a Dynamic preview for documents in SharePoint a few people reached out and asked about an easy way to just have a simple preview of a document or image in a library.

Although this trick isn't new at all, many of my customers found it valuable, which is why I want to share it here as well.

Question: Luise, can you build...

a preview for images and documents in a SharePoint library?

Answer: Yes of course, we need...

an additional column (single line of text will do the job) and name this column Thumbnail - thats it. #Magic 🔮

How to add a Thumnbail column to a library

Works with .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx files.




Luise is an independent Microsoft 365 Consultant, Low Code Developer, Microsoft MVP for Office, Apps & Services, Member of PnP team, Sketchnotes Artist and Lego Addict based in Germany. Do you need help with your project, want to exchange views or just connect? Feel free to follow me in twitter, LinkedIn or get in touch via contact form.

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