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rfbusa
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What Are the Various Ways PowerApps can view .pdf files?

I currently have a powerapp that is used for inspecting equipment in buildings. It would be helpful if my users could also pull up .pdf files that relate to the equipment in the building (e.g. look at the building's floor plan to see where the equipment is located). Is it possible for a powerapp to do that, and if so, how?

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @rfbusa ,

Power Apps has a built-in PDF viewer, but this requires a Power Automate Flow to retrieve it. The easiest way is to store the items in a SharePoint Library, display them in a gallery and then use Launch('Link to item') to view them in a browser. You can also display a good-sized thumbnail in the gallery in an image control with ThisItem.'{Thumbnail}'.Large (or small/medium)

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @rfbusa ,

Power Apps has a built-in PDF viewer, but this requires a Power Automate Flow to retrieve it. The easiest way is to store the items in a SharePoint Library, display them in a gallery and then use Launch('Link to item') to view them in a browser. You can also display a good-sized thumbnail in the gallery in an image control with ThisItem.'{Thumbnail}'.Large (or small/medium)

 

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Thanks, Warren. Very helpful!

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