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View a Document


To view a document using Procore's built-in viewer.

Things to Consider 

  • Required User Permissions:
    • To view a 'Public' document, 'Read only' or higher permissions on the Documents tool.
    • To view a 'Private' document, 'Admin' permissions on the Documents tool.
      'Read only' or 'Standard' permissions on the project's Documents tool and at least ONE of the following:
  • Supported File Types:
    • .pdf
    • .doc
    • .dwg
    • .xcel
      Note: If your file is a different file type, you may still be able to Preview the File. If the file type is not supported, the View Document button will not appear. 



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  1. Navigate to the project's Documents tool.
  2. Navigate to the file you want to view.
  3. Click View Document, or click on the image thumbnail.
    Note: You will see a full screen display of the document. 
  4. Optional: Use the viewer controls to view details about the document, search for keywords, or download the file to your computer.
    • Info: This tab includes the following sections:
      • General Information: Displays information about the file. Expand the section to view the following details: Last Modified, Version, File Type, Size, and Tags.
      • Tracking: Displays the number of users (if any) who are tracking the file. Expand the section to view the names of the users.
      • Permission: If the file you are viewing is private (i.e. locked), this section displays the number of users with permission to it. Expand the section to view the names of the users.
    • Activity: This tab provides details on user activity associated with the file. 
      • Version Log: Expand to view the versions of the files.
      • Download Log: Expand to view which users have downloaded the file and when.
      • Emails: Expand to view if any emails are associated with the file. 
      • Change History: Expand to view any changes that were made to the file in Procore.
    • Search: Use the search bar to perform a contextual keyword search. Any instances of your keyword search will appear with hyperlinks on the side panel. Click the Search icon again to close the sidebar.
    • Download: Click Download to download the file to your computer.
    • Magnifying Glass: Click the + to zoom in, and the - to zoom out.
  5. Click the 'X' in the viewer controls to exit out of the viewer.


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