LO does not create thumbnail previews in Windows 10 Explorer, for saved doc, docx, xls and xlsx files

asked 2020-05-22 15:20:17 +0200

GaXve gravatar image

updated 2020-06-08 21:41:09 +0200

I've already looked at this thread to generate thumbnails and made sure my options are up to par: link text

For some reason, odt and ods file thumbnails work, but doc, docx, xls and xlsx thumbnails don't. I tried re-saving the files (I figured maybe LibreOffice needed to generate a thumbnail for a specific file if there was none). I'm not sure if it might be a setting within Word and Excel that inhibits these thumbnails.

Does anyone have any experience with this?


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Where do you want to see the thumbnails? In LibreOffice Start Center?

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-05-26 22:18:37 +0200 )edit

In Windows 10 Explorer

GaXve gravatar imageGaXve ( 2020-05-28 18:19:31 +0200 )edit

LibreOffice does not include any services that provide previews of external file types.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-05-28 18:29:55 +0200 )edit

So I guess the method is, once the document saved in LibreOffice Writer, to then open and save docx documents in Word to generate thumbnails

GaXve gravatar imageGaXve ( 2020-06-04 13:25:54 +0200 )edit


I edited your question.

@Mike Kaganski,

Can you post your comment as an answer?

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-06-04 16:02:34 +0200 )edit

You mean about saving a file in Word to create Thumbnails? If so, I don't believe that should be a viable solution. Would there be a possibility for LibreOffice (i.e. feature request) to implement file thumbnails for Doc files in the future?

GaXve gravatar imageGaXve ( 2020-06-06 14:40:37 +0200 )edit