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.
Any Update on this would be a really usefull addition to SPO
Is there an update on if and when this will become available?
PDF is displayed in small characters.
MS Standard Expansion (Mouse + Keyboard) operation works with EDGE and the character of PDF will not be large (disappointed.). We want a Open external PDF display software or display with the size of the appropriate character.
Bill Burke commented
For those of you who contribute or monitor this Uservoice, I was informed by Micosoft support today, that MS Product Groups no longer monitor any Uservoice sites.
You need to submit a request to the Product Group BUT you also MUST have a Premier Support account.
Need this feature. It is especially important for opening PDF files encrypted/protected by Sensitivity Labels.
Really need this feature enabled , about 5000 users affected !
Badly needed. The Adobe Cloud integration doesn't allow for full editing.
Derrick Lind commented
I too need to be able to open PDFs directly in an editor. We edit PDFs all day long and send each other links to network files. Being able to use our PDF editor is a must before we can move ANY of our content over to Sharepoint folders. Microsoft is being so short-sighted with regard to editing content. The world doesn't only work in Word and Excel. We use many different file types, including ACAD too. And being able to send a link to a coworker is key. Currently, we use a right-click drag into an email which is awesome for our network files.
We need the ability to click on a file and have it open in the NATIVE application by default (CAD in AutoCAD, pdf in Acrobat, kmz in Google Earth, psd in Photoshop, etc, etc.) on the client side machine.
This functionality is already integrated into Window Explorer (right-click & associate it to an application).
If we have to download every file to work on them & then upload, we might as well be using GoogleDrive, Dropbox, or another cloud based file sharing program that we are already familiar with.
This is very disappointing that MS still has not addressed this issue.
I work for a construction company using office365 and sharepoint. The majority of files we use are pdf's. I create and use pdf's of up to 20mb, with multiple layers, measurements and overlays. The online pdf viewer does not cope with this. On sharing these pdf's with the team, they do not see the the saved configurations I use, and always come back with confused time wasting questions. I want pdf's opening and downloading in my local default application by default please.
Noah B commented
Clearly Microsoft does NOT recognize this is a valuable feature and they are NOT looking for ways to address it. What is the point of the User Voice forums if the user's voice is falling upon deaf ears?
This is a show stopper. 1-year and no comments?
Greg Burns commented
Please either improve your built-in PDF viewer, or allow users to open PDFs in the client app. The PDF viewer you provide is extremely limited. I get that you want to build a unified experience across mobile and desktop devices, where a one-size-fits-all PDF viewer app could be used in any scenario.. but this isn't it. We need more functionality. Stop crippling our tools. Please?
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/