Basic preview of Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments.


Shows very crude text-only preview of Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments. (Specifically .docx, .xlsx and .pptx files only.)

There are no dependencies.

Only supports basic text. Does not support any formatting, layout, images, charts, or anything else other than basic text.

Similar plugins: DocRenderPlugin, PandocPlugin, ExcelXlstViewerPlugin.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for BasicOfficePreviewPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.


You can check out BasicOfficePreviewPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.

This is a simple single-file plugin.

Recent Changes

17367 by psuter on 2019-05-17 20:49:47
BasicOfficePreviewPlugin: Basic RTF support.
(fix #13559)
17165 by psuter on 2018-04-29 17:37:06
BasicOfficePreviewPlugin: Initial version.
17163 by psuter on 2018-04-29 17:32:40
New hack BasicOfficePreviewPlugin, created by psuter


Author: psuter
Maintainer: Peter Suter

Last modified 21 months ago Last modified on Apr 29, 2018, 5:32:39 PM