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A new Java-based service called FileCloud document converter is available in FileCloud Server version 13.0 and later.

Administrators can use a Java-based service called FileCloud Document Converter to provide thumbnail images.

For this FileCloud uses a java program based on Apache's PDFBox.  

Document converter also will use LibreOffice libraries to convert documents to PDF.

  • Enable thumbs for all Microsoft Office documents (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XSL, XSLX)
  • Enable thumbs for Adobe documents (AI, PDF, PSD)
  • Enable thumbs for TIFF images
  • Interface with LibreOffice for document preview generation


Configure Doc Converter


FileCloud Server version 19.1 and later already includes the Doc Converter jar file and it is installed automatically. 

  • You do not need to download it as you did in earlier versions.

(warning)  Document Converter for Windows is automatically installed and ready to enable in the Admin Portal.  

1.   If you are running on Linux, start Doc Converter on your server.

FileCloud Document Converter for Ubuntu 


2.   Enable thumbnail images on the Admin Portal.

Enable Document Thumbs


Need more help? If you have contacted support you can perform Advanced Troubleshooting for Document Converter

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