I believe that browser extensions will allow the file to be opened without going through the download.
The previous version of the software made a jpeg image of pdf files (usually the first page) and then made that image a link to the file itself which opened in a new window like an attachment does. I liked that behavior, but the person who built it retired and no one else wanted to pick up the effort. One of the reasons is that the software that does the image generation has a know security vulnerability.
I did not think it was all that dangerous but most software folks equate security vulnerability with murder and mayhem.
Haha, I don't know what you posted, Tom, but it's definitely not a spreadsheet.
I figured out how to shut off requests to edit and just posted the link in the thread for standard American watch co. It's either working well, or no one looked at it yet, hahahaha. That way someone can look at with without having to download anything, and it will update in real time.