GroupDocs Viewer: Online Document Viewer for Viewing PDF, DOCX and More - an overview
GroupDocs Viewer is an online document viewer - a Word viewer, PDF viewer, and more - that helps you view documents whether you have the software that they were created on. GroupDocs Viewer supports a large number of popular document formats, from DOC and DOCX (Word 2010 and later), PDF, TXT, PPT and PPTX, XLS and XLSX and many more. It renders documents on screen the way they would look if you saw them in the software they were created in.
GroupDocs Viewer helps you embed documents, complete with the document viewer, in your web pages so that anyone with a web browser can read a document you want to share. It is fast and easy to use: embedding a document is as easy as embedding any other media, for example videos.
Sharing documents and images with others should be fast and easy. It isn't always. Not everyone has the same type of software, and sometimes its difficult to open files created on one operating system (for example Windows) on another on (say, Mac X). Software developers and operating systems do what they can to ensure universal compatibility, but you cannot always depend on it. The changes that Microsoft made to the Microsoft Office formats with Microsoft Office 2012 is a good example. The new file formats are more compact so they take less space on disk and are faster to transfer. The change meant that lots of people with earlier versions of Microsoft Office couldn't open the new formats. Microsoft created helpful plug-ins that solved the problem for most people, but a couple of years later, there are still people who need a Word 2010 viewer, or a DOCX viewer, to read DOCX files.
It's not just the versions of file formats and software that causes problems. Note everyone has the same software. Although Microsoft Office is very common, not everyone has that product suite. People who work on Linux and Android, or who want a free solution, may chose to use LibreOffice. As a result, their default output format is ODT instead of DOC for word processing files. It can be frustrating to receive a file you don't recognize the file extension on and then try to find an application that can open it. It is equally annoying to have to send files to clients or colleagues without knowing if they'll be able to open them. A document viewer takes away the uncertainty.
A document viewer overcomes both cross-platform and cross-version problems. GroupDocs Viewer takes the solution one step further by combining Word viewer (DOC, DOCX viewer, and Word 2010 viewer), online PDF viewer, PowerPoint viewer, Excel viewer and many other viewers in one simple tool. It is more than just a Microsoft Office viewer: GroupDocs Viewer lets you open most common document and image formats. It works regardless of what software or operating system you have. Documents are easy to view and navigate, and can be embedded in web pages, complete with a document viewer.
Businesses have documents that they want to share with customer and the public, from product brochures to annual reports. The company's external face, their website, is the logical place to share documents. Creating a document, converting it to a format that can be shared - for example PDF - and uploading it doesn't have to take long but it does require some special software. The option is to simply upload the document to GroupDocs' dashboard, view it in the online document viewer and copy the embed code from the document viewer to the website. The embedded document comes complete with GroupDocs Viewer so that anyone can view it, regardless of the software they have. Visitors to the website can open PDFs online, or any other Microsoft Office file format - as well as a host of others - without worrying about whether they have the correct software installed.
Government agencies have documents they need to share with the public. HTML is one option, as is PDF. But not everyone has a PDF viewer. With GroupDocs Viewer, policy documents and reports can be embedded into web pages so that anyone with a web browser can read them, without needing any other software. GroupDocs Viewer's online PDF viewer also reads other documents so documents don't have to be converted before they are published.
It some departments lag behind with software updates, they can use GroupDocs Viewer as a document viewer until they too have been updated and still be able to read documents in new formats.
For Financial Companies and Banks
Financial companies and banks share many of government's needs for sharing documents in an easily read format with their customers. To save printing cost and postage on large documents, they can make them available from the website with GroupDocs Viewer. Documents embedded with our online document viewer don't require he reader to have special software but work in any web browser.
The healthcare sector has particular needs on documents and ways of sharing them not just with their clients, the public, but also with their staff. A lot of healthcare professionals have active jobs and don't spend much time at a desk. Sharing documents with them using GroupDocs allows them to read documents online, in the GroupDocs Viewer, when they have the time. All they need to read documents with GroupDocs Viewer's online document viewer is a web browser. They don't need sophisticated equipment or special software, so the online documents can distributed easily and cheaply. Online documents can also be controlled more easily than paper copies where people may forget to add updated pages, or new tables of content.
For Educational Institutions
Sharing various types of study materials and other curriculum related documents among students and staffs should be fast and simple. Viewing the documents usually requires the same software in which the document is created. Also, cross platform incompatibility may act as hurdle. So, to ensure universal compatibility, an efficient document viewer that supports multiple file formats is required. GroupDocs Viewer does exactly the same. With GroupDocs Viewer, students can view their study materials, mark sheets, or reports online in great quality, without installing any software or plugins. The staffs can access, view and download their teaching materials from anywhere. The staffs and students can use our document viewer to view their preferred documents in exactly the same quality and layout in which they are made.