live icon preview?

Posted: 06-09-2006, 10:11 PM
I thought that live icon preview was enabled by default in Vista... none of
my Word, Excel or PDF documents show up that way... any idea how to enable
this great feature?

live icon preview?


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Zack Whittaker
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Re: live icon preview?
Posted: 06-09-2006, 10:39 PM
How do you mean by Live icon preview? Do you mean like having a folder, with
a little "page" inside it showing the preview of the file?

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"Danny Kaey" <Danny Kaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I thought that live icon preview was enabled by default in Vista... none of
> my Word, Excel or PDF documents show up that way... any idea how to enable
> this great feature?

Danny Kaey
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Re: live icon preview?
Posted: 06-09-2006, 10:56 PM
no... I mean the "live" icon preview feature you saw in all the MS
presentations... instead of the MS Word image file, i see an actual snap-shot
of the real document as the file image...

"Zack Whittaker" wrote:
> How do you mean by Live icon preview? Do you mean like having a folder, with
> a little "page" inside it showing the preview of the file?
>
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> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
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> "Danny Kaey" <Danny Kaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5AC3AF50-4BEF-4A52-BF2A-4F6FB6DB9969@microsoft.com...
> >I thought that live icon preview was enabled by default in Vista... none of
> > my Word, Excel or PDF documents show up that way... any idea how to enable
> > this great feature?
>
>
>
Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
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Re: live icon preview?
Posted: 06-10-2006, 06:42 AM
You have to enable thumbnail preview in Word for that document, you have to
do this manually for each file. If you are using Word 2000 to 2003, open the
Word document > click File > Properties > Summary (tab) > check "Save
preview picture". This applicable to Excel and PowerPoint also.

In Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2007, click the Office File Menu > Finish >
Properties > Summary (tab) > check "Save preview picture".

The Office 2007 team is said to be working on a feature that will
automatically convert certain Office files to thumbnails.
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"Danny Kaey" <DannyKaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:214FA617-3CCD-4A08-9C50-25D072C8114D@microsoft.com...
> no... I mean the "live" icon preview feature you saw in all the MS
> presentations... instead of the MS Word image file, i see an actual
> snap-shot
> of the real document as the file image...
>
> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>
>> How do you mean by Live icon preview? Do you mean like having a folder,
>> with
>> a little "page" inside it showing the preview of the file?
>>
>> --
>> Zack Whittaker
>> ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>> not
>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
>> that up!
>>
>> --: Original message follows :--
>> "Danny Kaey" <Danny Kaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5AC3AF50-4BEF-4A52-BF2A-4F6FB6DB9969@microsoft.com...
>> >I thought that live icon preview was enabled by default in Vista... none
>> >of
>> > my Word, Excel or PDF documents show up that way... any idea how to
>> > enable
>> > this great feature?
>>
>>
>>

Danny Kaey
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Re: live icon preview?
Posted: 06-10-2006, 07:51 AM
Andre, THANK YOU!!!

yep, thats it...

;-)

you would think they'd have that done automatically in the background... why
does MS sleep??? who greenlights these projects?

what are they doing with billions in RD spending???

so sad to see this company not perform to expectations.



"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:
> You have to enable thumbnail preview in Word for that document, you have to
> do this manually for each file. If you are using Word 2000 to 2003, open the
> Word document > click File > Properties > Summary (tab) > check "Save
> preview picture". This applicable to Excel and PowerPoint also.
>
> In Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2007, click the Office File Menu > Finish >
> Properties > Summary (tab) > check "Save preview picture".
>
> The Office 2007 team is said to be working on a feature that will
> automatically convert certain Office files to thumbnails.
> --
> --
> Andre
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> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>
> "Danny Kaey" <DannyKaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:214FA617-3CCD-4A08-9C50-25D072C8114D@microsoft.com...
> > no... I mean the "live" icon preview feature you saw in all the MS
> > presentations... instead of the MS Word image file, i see an actual
> > snap-shot
> > of the real document as the file image...
> >
> > "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
> >
> >> How do you mean by Live icon preview? Do you mean like having a folder,
> >> with
> >> a little "page" inside it showing the preview of the file?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Zack Whittaker
> >> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> >> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> >> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> >> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> >> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> >> not
> >> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> >> that up!
> >>
> >> --: Original message follows :--
> >> "Danny Kaey" <Danny Kaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5AC3AF50-4BEF-4A52-BF2A-4F6FB6DB9969@microsoft.com...
> >> >I thought that live icon preview was enabled by default in Vista... none
> >> >of
> >> > my Word, Excel or PDF documents show up that way... any idea how to
> >> > enable
> >> > this great feature?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Sean McLeod
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Re: live icon preview?
Posted: 06-10-2006, 11:08 AM
Actually on my system PDFs do show the live icon preview when selected in an
explorer window, whereas Word 2003 documents don't.

Cheers

"Danny Kaey" <Danny Kaey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5AC3AF50-4BEF-4A52-BF2A-4F6FB6DB9969@microsoft.com...
>I thought that live icon preview was enabled by default in Vista... none of
> my Word, Excel or PDF documents show up that way... any idea how to enable
> this great feature?
 
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