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PDF/Image Viewer

PDF/Image Viewer supports the following file formats:

  • PDF images

  • TIFF (single or multi-page) images

  • Image files (jpg, png, gif, bmp)

When a user is assigned a PDF and Image viewer license they can only use the viewer for documents with the file extensions listed above.

The PDF/Image Viewer can be used in the FileHold Desktop Application and allows users to a number of actions on files.

Action PDF/Viewer Function
Modify a PDF or TIFF file
  • Reorder pages using drag and drop
  • Insert a PDF or TIFF file into the current PDF or TIFF file.
  • Drag and drop pages between PDF and TIFF documents (of the same format) if the option to open documents in separate tabs is enabled. This can be enabled in the User Preferences > Viewer tab.
  • Delete pages
  • Publish as a PDF as a new document, a new version of a document, or as a local document.
Modify how the file is viewed
  • Open multiple documents at a time. Each file is shown on a separate tab. Note that the tabbing feature needs to be enabled in the User Preferences > Viewer tab.
  • View thumbnails pages of a document. The thumbnail pane can be expanded or collapsed using a button on the toolbar. Thumbnail pane icon
  • Change the orientation of the thumbnail pane. It can be set to the top, bottom, left or right side of the viewer pane. The orientation of the pane is set in the User Preferences > Viewer tab.
  • Select multiple pages of the document via the thumbnails.
  • Undock the viewer so it is in its own window.
  • Pages can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise. PDF/Image viewer rotate pages
  • The size of the image can zoomed and can be set to a fixed zoom level. For example, 100%, 150%, page width and so on. PDF/Image viewer zoom level
  • Scroll between pages. PDF/Image viewer scrolling pages
Modify an image file
  • Append an image to the current image file.
  • Insert an image from one image file to another image file using drag and drop.
  • Save the image file as a jpeg file or publish as a TIFF file.
  • Delete images.
Other actions
  • Print the document.
  • Open documents in FileHold or from your local computer.
  • Open documents in the Brava viewer (if you are assigned a license).

PDF/Image viewer

If a user is assigned a Brava viewer license (no longer availalbe for purchase), they can also use the PDF/Image viewer with the Brava viewer, with the Brava viewer being the default viewer. They can use the function Open in PDF/Image Viewer to open the document in the PDF/Image viewer instead of the Brava viewer. Note that starting in 2017, Brava viewer licenses are no longer available for new FileHold purchases. Previously purchased Brava viewer licenses are still available for use.

NOTE: If you have the "Automatically open Document in Viewer" options selected in the User Preferences, the documents will only be opened in a single pane as you scroll through the documents.

Modifying a PDF or TIFF File

The following actions can be taken on a PDF or TIFF file:

  • Reorder pages using drag and drop
  • Insert a PDF or TIFF file into the current PDF or TIFF file.
  • Drag and drop pages between PDF and TIFF documents (of the same format) if the option to open documents in separate tabs is enabled. This can be enabled in the User Preferences > Viewer tab.
  • Delete pages
  • Publish as a PDF as a new document, a new version of a document, or as a local document.

To reorder pages

  1. Open the file in the PDF/Image viewer.

  2. In the Thumbnail view area, move the pages around using the drag and drop method. A black bar is shown where the page will be moved to.

To drag and drop a page between two files

  1. Have two PDF or TIFF files open in separate tabs in the PDF/Image viewer. In order to do this, you will need the "Open documents in the Document Viewer using separate tabs" option selected in the User Preferences > Viewer tab.

  2. Select one or more page from the originating document.

  3. Drag and drop a page from one tab to the other tab and select a location for the page(s) in the thumbnail view. A black bar is shown where the page(s) will be moved to.

To publish as a PDF document

  1. After modifying a PDF document in the PDF/Image viewer, go to File > Publish to PDF.

  2. Select one of the options:

  • Save this published version as a new local document - Saves the document to your local computer. Save or open the file to the local computer.
  • Save this published version as a new document in FileHold - Saves the document as a new document to the library. If saving as a new document in the library, set the folder location for the document and fill out any related metadata and click Submit.
  • Create a new version of the file you are publishing – Creates a new version of the document. A new version is automatically created.

To delete pages from a file

  1. Select the page or pages you want to delete in the thumbnail images. You can multi-select pages pages using the CTRL or SHIFT keys.

  2. Go to Edit > Remove Pages or click the Remove Pages button PDF/Image Viewer delete button.

To insert a PDF or TIFF file into a PDF or TIFF file

  1. Open the document to be modified.
  2. Select the page in the thumbnail view that you want to insert pages before or after the currently selected image.
  3. Go to Edit > Insert File Before or Insert File After.
  4. Select the file to be inserted. It can be a local file or a file from the FileHold library. The file is inserted into the current document.

Modifying an Image File

The following actions can be taken on image files (jpg, gif, png, bmp):

  • Append an image to the current image file.
  • Insert an image from one image file to another image file using drag and drop.
  • Save the image file as a jpeg file or publish as a TIFF file.

To insert an image file into an image file

  1. Open the document to be modified.
  2. Select the page in the thumbnail view that you want to insert pages before or after the currently selected image.
  3. Go to Edit > Insert File Before or Insert File After.
  4. Select the file to be inserted. It can be a local file or a file from the FileHold library. The file is inserted into the current document.

To drag and drop an image file into another image file

  1. Have two image files open in separate tabs in the PDF/Image viewer. In order to do this, you will need the "Open documents in the Document Viewer using separate tabs" option selected in the User Preferences.

  2. Drag and drop an image from one tab to the other tab.

To save a page as an image file (jpeg)

  1. After modifying a PDF document in the PDF/Image viewer, go to File > Save Page As.

  2. Save the current page to your local machine as a jpeg file.

Other Actions

To print a document

  1. Go to File > Print or click the Print button.

To undock the viewer

  1. Click the Undock Viewer button.

To close a document in a tab

  1. Click the X in the tab or go to File > Close File.

To set a fixed zoom

  1. Go to Edit > Fixed Zoom.

To open a document

  1. Go to File > Open in PDF/Image Viewer.
  2. Select the file to open: a local file or a file in the library.