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I'd like to know if there's any alternative for previewing these kind of filetypes without having to open LibreOffice.

I don't mean the little thumbnail that appears on Nautilus. I mean a basic, simple viewer, just as Image Viewer is to GIMP Image Editor.

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Gloobus Preview should do the job for you. Just search for it in the Ubuntu Software Centre, you can get all the information about it from their Launchpad page

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  • Thanks @Victor9098. I've installed it but I don't know how to make it work properly in Nautilus. – luisgonzalez Dec 17 '11 at 14:38
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    It should work by selecting the file with a single click and then pressing the spacebar. Just make sure you do not have Gnome Sushi installed too. The launchpad page I linked to above should have instructions. When you get the screen to pop-up there should be a gear icon in the corner to access the settings. – Victor9098 Dec 17 '11 at 22:40
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I agree with Victor9098, except you will also need to install unoconv package. This package is necessary for converting office documents so that gloobus-preview can preview the files without office suite. This requirement has been discussed under this launchpad bug thread.

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  • should they be installed in order? Because I've installed the gloobus-preview and I can't see anything changed. – luisgonzalez Dec 17 '11 at 14:35
  • The unoconv worked, although I think that converting the doc to a pdf file just to preview it may not be the smartest thing to do! There must be a better way to do this, but thanks anyway @clearkimura and @victor9098!!! – luisgonzalez Dec 18 '11 at 12:32
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Right now I am using gnome-sushi. You can install it like this:

sudo apt-get install gnome-sushi

Then after the installation you are able to get a quick view on the preview of a file. You can access this animation by single-clicking on the file and then pressing the space-bar. Got it from here if you want an expert to talk about this.

I hope this helps. :D


Update

Found another tool that allows you to also quickly review .doc and .docx files. It's called gloobus-sushi. To install this feature you have to remove gnome-sushi

sudo apt-get remove gnome-sushi

sudo apt autoremove

After you have removed this program you can install gloobus-sushi like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview

For some types of documents you have to install unoconv and gnumeric:

sudo apt-get install unoconv gnumeric

Now you have to install Gloobus Preview helper tool which integrates the application with either Nautilus or Nemo:

  • Nautilus:

    sudo apt-get install gloobus-sushi
    
    nautilus -q
    
  • Nemo:

    sudo apt-get install nemo-gloobus-sushi
    
    nemo -q
    

After the installation you are able to preview every file. To use this awesome feature you have to single-click on the file and then press the space-bar.

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