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ezettner
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Document Viewing vs. downloading

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Why do some files open in a document viewer and others get downloaded?

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chofer
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Hello  @ezettner  Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thank you for posting your question.  It might depend on the type of file being linked in your course.  What kind of file are you linking to/downloading?  Here is a document that describes the DocViewer file types in much more detail: What types of files can be previewed in Canvas?

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chofer
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Hello  @ezettner  Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thank you for posting your question.  It might depend on the type of file being linked in your course.  What kind of file are you linking to/downloading?  Here is a document that describes the DocViewer file types in much more detail: What types of files can be previewed in Canvas?

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