Microsoft currently supports the ability to embed previews of individual files such as Word Docs, Powerpoint and Excel files. You can embed previews of these files into Guru Cards.

Organizational objects like Sharepoint libraries and lists and OneDrive folders are not embeddable into Guru Cards. Instead, you can embed the individual files comprising these objects on a one-by-one basis.


✍️ Note

  • Before embedding any Microsoft hosted file in Guru, be sure to adjust the sharing settings in the file’s Microsoft sharing settings to appropriately align with the users you expect to preview this file in Guru
  • In order for a user to see a preview of Microsoft file in Guru, the user must be signed into their corresponding M365 account in their browser.
  • Otherwise they will see a Sign-In prompt to access the preview

Embedding a Word Document

  1. Open the Word document for editing in Word for the web. You cannot use the Desktop app, where web-based sharing settings are not accessible.
  2. On the left-hand side bar, select File, Share and then select Embed. Specify the specific range and interaction settings you’d like
  3. Navigate to your Guru Card and select the Markdown option in the toolbar
  4. Paste the embed code into the Markdown box
  5. Click Preview to review how the document will display in your Guru Card'

Embedding an Excel Spreadsheet

  1. Open the document for editing in Excel for the web (not desktop, where web-based sharing settings aren’t accessible)
  2. On the left-hand side bar, select File, Share and then select Embed. Specify the specific range and interaction settings you’d like
  3. Copy the embed code provided
  4. Navigate to your Guru Card and select the Markdown option in the toolbar
  5. Paste the embed code into the Markdown box
  6. Click Preview to review how the document will display once you publish the Card

Embedding a Powerpoint

  1. Open the presentation for editing in Powerpoint for the web (not desktop, where web-based sharing settings aren’t accessible)
  2. On the left-hand side bar, select File, Share and then select Embed. Specify the specific range and interaction settings you’d like
  3. Copy the embed code provided
  4. Navigate to your Guru Card and select the Markdown option in the toolbar
  5. Paste the embed code into the Markdown box
  6. Click Preview to review how the document will display once you publish the Card

OneDrive files

Individual files (.docs, .ppt, .csv, etc) hosted on OneDrive can be individually embedded into Guru Cards following the embedding instructions outlined above.

Organizational objects such as OneDrive folders cannot be embedded into Guru Cards.

Sharepoint

Individual files hosted in Sharepoint can be accessed and embedded into Guru cards individually following the embedding instructions outlined above.


Unfortunately, due to limitations enforced by Sharepoint, you cannot embed Sharepoint-specific web-parts, such as Document Libraries, Lists, and Apps into Guru Cards.

OneNote

Microsoft does not support the ability to embed OneNote Notebooks into Guru Cards.


☎️ Contact us

If you have any questions about embedding assets from Sharepoint or OneDrive into Guru, please contact Guru Support by clicking "Chat with Us!" under 'Team Settings' in Guru or by sending an email to support@getguru.com 🧠

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