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.
Please add this feature as it would greatly improve usability.
Mary Kern commented
This issue NEEDS to be addressed. Users need to be able to edit PDF's (annotate etc.) and save directly to SharePoint Online without downloading. We have several processes set up with non-technical users and having no workaround after IE is deprecated is NOT a good answer. We have been able to limp around using IE, but come August if we have new Board Members/Employees this will no longer be a solution. HELP!!!!!!!
PS-- I have been communicating this need since Edge was released - as you can see from the comments THIS IS IMPORTANT --
Richard R commented
Please get on and implement this. The biggest complaint my users have with the SPO migration is not being able to open Acrobat in place. We get round it with OneDrive shortcuts, but it doesn't solve all situations in a large company.
Users are resenting and resisting SharePoint because this is not implemented.
How has this issue still not been solved? PDF files are just as common as Office files - this is an essential feature and it amazes me that this wasn’t available out of the box.
Ryan Helmer commented
Maybe Microsoft could just buy Acrobat from Adobe (or another PDF editor) instead?
Since this request was first issued:
a) We have had three US presidents.
b) Leicester city won the premier league.
c) A pandemic changed the way we work.
Considering the large volume of people working from home, this feature needs to be implemented asap. C'mon SharePoint team. Please help us.
Stuart Murray commented
I have the same query. As an Engineer, we work an awful lot on pdf documents that we mark up. Having to download from sharepoint then upload back again is a major impediment. Please fix this. There needs to be an option to open in your default pdf software.
There is a workaround by snyching the Sharepoint site to your OneDrive and then opening the files from File Explorer.
We shouldn't have to do this and sometimes, e.g. when working remotely or from my phone, I can't do it. With COVID forcing lots of remote working this is a function that is badly needed.
Is there solution to this problem yet? This is a huge time killer with Teams/SharePoint.
P. Quan commented
Several users within our company are desperatly missing this feature to open PDF with local installed application instead of having it downloaded or opened within webbrowser. A solution for this would be a milestone ;-)
Robert Larsen commented
Same problem with DWG files. Hope for solution on DWG and PDF. A challenge for people that work on many Sharepoint sites (project members on project sites). They have to sync many libraries, and if sync need a reset, IT have a problem.
Evelyn Kaes commented
I also really need a solution for this problem!
Kathryn Harris commented
Is there any more work happening on this? I waste so much time with PDFs and Sharepoint
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F. Vivier commented
Chop chop!! There's so much development put on features I don't see anyone have that much of a 'NEED' for being release at fixes for situations like this one are left in the corner ...
And then people complain on SharePoint ... and they're right to! Sadly i'm the one developping our intranet in our company and i'm stuck with situations like this in more cases then I'd like to!
Microsoft, please give us an update!
Any update - this functionality would be really appreciated for pdf X Change and Adobe PDF
How has this not been address yet Microsoft?
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