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Asset File Viewer

Asset File Viewer

When you view asset files in the viewer (by selecting View under the Files section), the asset metadata such as title, type, author/creator, license, publisher, copyright statement, academic unit, keywords, local fields, and so forth appears in the right pane. Using the Asset Display in Viewer configuration option, you can customize which metadata fields and  which metadata labels appear for the metadata in the Descriptive Information pane of the Viewer.

File Viewer.

File Viewer
To customize the label appearance in the Descriptive Information pane of the Viewer:
  1. Go to the Asset Display in Viewer configuration option (Configuration Menu > Portal & Profiles > Research Portal > Asset Display in Viewer).
  2. Customize the following label characteristics for the Descriptive Information pane:
    • Enabled – Slide the enabled button to the left or right to make the label settings enabled or disabled. When you make them disabled, the labels and their data do not appear in the Descriptive Information pane.
    • Position – Use the Move Up and Move Down arrows to position the rows of labels/data in the order that you prefer to see them appear in the Descriptive Information pane.
    • Description – For each piece of data that appears in the Descriptive Information pane, you can customize the label that precedes it.
      Note that the field labels for the local fields (e.g., local_field_1, local_field_2, etc.) come from the local fields configuration (Configuration Menu > Repository > Local Field Names). See Configuring Local Asset Fields for more information.
    • Default – Select the radio button for the default value.
  3. When you are finished customizing the label appearance for the Descriptive Information pane, select Save.

Supported Media Types

File display depends on a supported format in the viewer, and a supported codec in your browser. Unsupported formats are generally available for download although they will not display.

The viewer supports certain media types. A media type (also known as a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions or MIME type) indicates the nature and format of a document, file, or assortment of bytes. Within each media type there are many different file extensions available. 

Below is the list of types that are supported. Note that some specific file types may not be automatically supported. In this case we suggest contacting the support team with the specific details. 

  • Application - Including Microsoft Office files Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    • code
    • rtf
    • pdf
  • Audio
  • Image
  • Text 
  • Video

It is recommended to use lowercase for the file extensions. 

It is also advised to check that your file is in a recommended and supported codec for the common browsers. 


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