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rfbusa
Helper I
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PDF Viewer in Powerapp struggles with large files

Hello!

My developer created a powerapp for engineers to use in the field to monitor equipment. I asked him to add the pdf viewer so they can see construction floor plans. Some of these pdf files are large e.g. 35mb. The viewer has two issues with these types of large files, 1. it takes over a minute to load up and 2. when you try to expand an area to see it better it immediately shuts down and returns to the homepage. Does anyone have a solution for either of these issues?

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rfbusa
Helper I
Helper I

Thanks for your recommendation. Do you know if Microsoft is working to make the pdf viewer more robust for large pdf files?

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v-jefferni
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Hi @rfbusa ,

 

Do you want to use PDF viewer to let app users preview PDF files?

 

If you do and if files are mostly large size, you will be recommend to use URLs of the PDF files and use Launch function to open documents in an external browser as a workaround. Notice that the PDF viewer is still an experimental feature.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
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rfbusa
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Helper I

Thanks for your recommendation. Do you know if Microsoft is working to make the pdf viewer more robust for large pdf files?

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v-jefferni
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @rfbusa ,

 

Sorry but I could not provide a planned schedule for the control here.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
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