Open Adobe PDF in client application
Office 365 / SharePoint online needs to support opening PDF documents in SharePoint directly to client application (Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC).
As of this request, technical support has stated the only way to open PDF files in Acrobat is to download/save them.
SharePoint On Premise has supported this feature for some time.
Adobe PDF files are as common and Microsoft Office Suite documents and must be editable directly to/from SharePoint Online without the need to down/save edit, and upload which adds user overhead and lowers productivity.
Thank you everyone for your feedback on this item. We recognize this is a valuable feature and are looking at ways we can address it. We do not have a timeline to share at this point.
This UserVoice item has over 1,500 more votes that other requests that you've moved to Working On It, so WHY are you still only Thinking About It!
It is simply time that this rather silly limitation is resolved. While true that you can view pdf files within Edge it simply is not good customer care to not avail us of the option to open in App like the MS office file types. If Microsoft truly wants to get uses to shift to the Edge browser you would not take away important capabilities that we have in IE.
A lot of our customers will in the end refuse to put their files on SharePoint because of this. It is a major No-Go for our customers.
Not just pdf (which can be previewed on Google Drive & Dropbox with Adobe) - ANY filetype stored on SharePoint/Teams - needs to have the OPTION to OPEN in the native app, if it's installed on the requesting user machine.
CAD files (.dwg, .dgn .tin)
Google Earth Files (.kmz .kml)
Photoshop, etc. etc. etc.
Believe it or not, we don't use MS Office files for every aspect of our job.
This is an unacceptable limitation, as more and more companies integrate PDFs as a major part of their workflows. This should have been in place from the beginning, and it is ridiculous that it hasn't been implemented yet. Microsoft, please fix this now!
Anders Sørensen commented
It is beyond insane that this is being blocked.
There is absolutely no excuse for playing politics with so many paying customers, especially with a feature that is SO essential to many document management systems.
MY SP2010 server could handle this, but SPO cannot...
Please, Microsoft, please enable this/
This is a Major Road Block to using SharePoint as all our SOP's are PDF's with fields to be completed and and email button built in. We can't convert all these to SharePoint Forms in time for a company wide SharePoint rollout.
Please Microsoft, work with other software providers like Adobe so we can use both SharePoint and Adobe.
Any updates from Microsoft, many comments from frustrated users, but "crickets" from MS for over 12 months!
Could we please get some explanation as to why this has been delayed?
Rather than working on an App bar, I think core functionality like this should be prioritized.
George Caspersson commented
Hi Microsoft !
I think you need to take in consideration that this a huge problem for customers and one of the problems that cause users to start syncing data from SharePoint document libraries to the File Explorer via the OneDrive client. However they then get other challenges like sync problems, version handling etc. All would be best if a real effort was made by Microsoft with the intention to solve this problem once and for all. My experience is that many customers really just want to work in SharePoint but shake their heads in dispair when the can't open their pdf files without downloadning them. I know I ask on behalf of many frustrated users who wish for a solution in near time. Best Regards George
Please enable this urgently! :(
Yes this is needed!
With IE moving out of the picture and the new Edge being a Chrome-copy, it's kind of unbelieveable this still isn't working. We can't sign documents this way anymore using Adobe full client. That's essentially the reason we're using SharePoint within our company.
I can't believe the MS took away this option.
It opens in Adobe if you're using file explorer, hence my recent comment on: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/33196501-view-in-file-explorer-for-edge
So many good reasons to get it working!
Please add this functionality. We need to have it for a better user experience for internal audiences and external customers on our SP sites.
S. Byrnes commented
Businesses require a way to open PDF files directly in the application they have. Either Adobe Reader or Adobe DC.
This allows the users to mark-up and sign documents.
The current solution by Microsoft to force the PDF files to open in a Browser view is not acceptable and has significant impact on our users who must download the PDF files to be able to work.
Any updates from MS since March 04,2020? Please?
It is disappointing that a feature request as seemingly important as this has gone unanswered for over one year. At least we would like to see it on the timeline or some response from Microsoft as to the status. Please update us on this as it is obviously important to many clients (ours and yours). Show us that the UserVoice page is not just us talking into an empty bag.