ooo-thumbnailer( thumbnailer) is a Nautilus utility that provides thumbnails for and Microsoft Office documents, presentations, spreadsheets, templates and drawings. This project is independent from the project by Sun/Oracle and the community.

Install ooo-thumbnailer in ubuntu

The ppa:flimm/ooo-thumbnailer provides the package of ooo-thumbnailer for Ubuntu Oneiric, run following commands in a terminal window to add the PPA and install ooo-thumbnailer.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flimm/ooo-thumbnailer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ooo-thumbnailer

After installation, restart Nautilus to see the effects

nautilus -q

For other systems or other Ubuntu editions, download and build ooo-thumbnailer from the source: