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Other File Types: Buttons & Controls

For file types that are not covered by our advanced viewing engines we use a standard built-in Safari-like viewer. It is basically a simplified version of Safari stripped of all its advanced functionality. We use this viewer for Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HTML files, Safari web archives, iWork files (Pages, Numbers, Keynote).


General notes that apply to all file types:



First, transfer a file to GoodReader (see: How To Import Files & Folders), then tap the file name to open it.



Ways to close an open file:

  • Tap the "X" button in the top left corner of the screen to close the viewer and go back to the file list.
  • Drag the screen`s left edge to the right.



The main menu.


GoodReader offers several modes for the main menu when reading files:

  • Auto-hiding menu
  • Auto-hiding menu with the status bar on
  • No auto-hiding for the main menu

You can select one of these modes by opening a mini-menu at the bottom-left corner of the screen - there`s a small handle in the corner which you can drag to open the mini-menu to select the auto-hiding mode:


You can always manually show or hide the main menu by quickly tapping in the middle of the screen.



Tap on the current file name to open the list of recent files. You can also use this menu to quickly rename or delete the file, or assign a star to it:



Use the File Tabs panel to switch between recent files:




Viewer`s Buttons & Controls:



The Actions menu. Offers a choice of actions for the currently opened file - Share, Export to Files, Email, Print, Convert to PDF*:




* Converting to PDF is a part of Pro Pack.



Related Questions

If I was given the choice to pick only one app for my phone, this would be it!!!!

This is my go to app for almost everything. Advanced iPhone users would appreciate its versatile features. I use this to read/edit all sorts of different file formats such as PDFs, word, ppt and excel documents. Also use this app to play different media files such as FLAC AAC and MP3 format. And you can SFTP to devices that can only be accessed by ftp. Even can connect to different cloud services such as Gdrive, Onedrive, Box, Dropbox, etc. Worth every $$$

JohnWayne314, Review on the App Store

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