Cloud Files & PDF Preview

Cloud Files & PDF Preview

We’ve made some improvements to the way files are handled in ProProfs Project adding greater security, speed and a quick way to preview PDF files.

All files you upload are now safely stored ‘in the cloud’ using Rackspace Cloud’s Content Delivery Network. What does that mean in real terms? It basically means that your files will be served faster, be more secure and also allows paves the way for integrations with other file storage providers such as Dropbox.


A content delivery network (CDN) serves files to you from your nearest location. So if you are in Australia then our CDN will serve you files from a server in Australia, meaning you’ll get it a lot quicker. The same goes for users all over the world.


Your data is served over a secure SSL connection and stored with encrypted URLs so only you have access to your files. As each account on ProProfs Project gets its own unique and private CDN URL, it makes your files very secure. Also our providers (Rackspace) have been in the business for years and know a thing or two about security, so they are a well respected and trustworthy brand.


If you need access to your files for whatever reason, they can now all be accessed together in one place as each account on ProProfs Project now gets their own virtual CDN. If you ever need access to all of your files just get in touch and we’ll point you in the right direction.

PDF Preview

A cool new feature we thought we would ‘throw in’ is the ability to preview PDF documents in the file browser. We get requests for this often so we know that a lot of you will love this new feature.

Simply upload a PDF document and then you’ll see a preview of the document in the file browser window. You can even enlarge the view if you want to and then export to Google Docs.

We hope you enjoy the new features, and of course let us know if you have any questions.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot preview DOC or XLS documents at this time using the preview tool. Rackspace, Fanatical Support, and the Rackspace logos are registered trademarks of Rackspace US, Inc. Google Docs is a trademark of Google Inc

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