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Since Qorus does not actually host your files, but rather connects the places where your files are stored, to the places where you work, Qorus supports all the file formats that your OneDrive for Business and/or SharePoint Online libraries and lists support. If those files are searchable in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, then you'll be able to search them with Qorus too..

It's important to note though that not all file formats can be inserted into documents, emails and presentations. And not all file formats can be previewed. You can however count on always being able to open a file in their native application by clicking on the file name in the search return.

You can preview Office365 content, PDFs, text files and images using the Qorus Add-ins. From the Preview window, you can even select and copy content out of the file you're previewing, and paste it into the document, email or presentation you're working on.

Here's a detailed breakdown of the file types that can be previewed in each of the Qorus Add-ins: 

  Qorus Document Builder Qorus Email Builder Qorus Slide Builder
Word documents Yes Yes Yes
PowerPoint slides Yes Yes Yes
Excel spreadsheets Yes Yes Yes
Images (jpg, gif, png) Yes Yes Yes
Text files Yes Yes Yes
SPO List Items No No No
Snippets Yes Yes Yes
Answers Yes Yes Yes

** 'SPO' in the table above stands for SharePoint Online

To learn more about using the Qorus Preview, click here.

The Qorus Add-ins support inserting several types of content directly into documents, presentations and emails.

Here's a table with a detailed comparison of the insert options available for each of the add-ins, by file type: 

  Qorus Document Builder Qorus Email Builder Qorus Slide Builder
Word documents Yes Yes, as plain text Yes, as a text box
PowerPoint slides No No No
Excel spreadsheets No No No
Images (jpg, gif, png) Yes Yes Yes
Text files Yes Yes Yes, as a text box
SPO List Items Yes Yes, as plain text Yes, as a text box
Snippets Yes Yes, as plain text Yes, as a text box
Answers Yes Yes, as plain text Yes, as a text box

** 'SPO' in the table above stands for SharePoint Online

To learn more about inserting content with Qorus, please click here.

SharePoint Online list items can be inserted directly into documents, emails and presentations.

While it's not possible to preview list items in the Qorus Add-ins, you can open the the SharePoint Online list where that item is found, and see it in context.

When making use of the Qorus Clip to create brand new and readily re-usable documents while you work in Office365, we'll ask you to categorize the content you're clipping, as either a doc, an answer or a snippet.

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The goal here is to make it dead easy for you, as well as your colleagues, to find and re-use your clipped content in Office 365 emails, documents, and presentations.

By categorizing your clipped content, we're helping you with this in two ways:

  1. In the search return, Answers and Snippets have their own file icons.Snippet_and_answer_icons.png

    This makes it easier to differentiate between fully fledged documents that can stand on their own ('Doc'), sections or paragraphs of text about a particular topic ('Snippet'), and short and specific write ups in response to questions ('Answer').

    This way, you have a better idea of what kind of content you're working with, and whether it might be fine to just insert the contents of the file as is, or if it might be better to copy and paste just the bit you need from the Preview, as is often the case with longer documents.

  2. You can use the file type search refiners to narrow your search to show you only those Answers and/or Snippets, that relate to your search. This can help you get to the content you need that much faster, and hopefully save you loads of time.

To learn more about clipping content with Qorus, click here.

When working with the content you've located with the Qorus Add-ins for Office365, the most common reason for a greyed out button is that a particular action is not supported for that file type.

For instance, it's not possible currently to insert a PDF into a slide deck, and so the insert button in the Qorus Slide Builder Add-in will be greyed out for PDFs.

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