White Paper | October 30, 2012

Top 4 Challenges When Viewing Documents In The Cloud

Source: Accusoft

This white paper from Accusoft takes a the top 4 challenges that users face when viewing documents stored in cloud-based systems, such as content management systems, engineering drawing repositories, or technical publication libraries. Different types of documents require consideration to promote a good experience for the end user. During the implementation of a cloud-based document viewing system you could face any of these four common challenges:

  • Working with multiple file formats.
  • Variations in document size.
  • Browser-compatibility with HTML5.
  • Viewing documents on mobile devices.

Viewing documents in many different file formats is very common. These formats can be PDF, TIFF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAD, or a multitude of other options. Often, the device that is displaying the document is not configured with the correct software to open a specific document or image and there are also a multitude of devices that the document may be opened on. It is common to convert all documents to a generic format, often a JPEG or PNG format which can normally be viewed in any browser. The problem with doing this is that these are raster image formats and the display quality deteriorates when a text-based document such as a Word file is converted to an image. Conversion to an image format also strips out any ability to interact with the contents of the document easily.

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