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.
We use BlueBeam in our office and use SharePoint as our file server. Having the ability to have files open in BlueBeam from SharePoint online would be very beneficial
I am in total agreement. It is unacceptable and inconvenient to open the pdf file in Edge instead of starting the client application.
Robert Lake commented
Totally agree. The "in browser" display is very unfriendly.
I then click on "Open in Browser" and I get a different display.
All file types need to have the ability to have them open in the native application that the user wants.
Mike Williams commented
We have documents that show blank in the browser (Edge, IE, Chrome). Downloading and re-uploading PDFs dozens of time per day (for every member of staff) is unacceptable
Reisha Marie commented
Forcing PDFs to open in client application by default is essential to how we use SP. Not being able to do this has been a giant headache for our company. We should at minimum have the same or better functionality as on prem.
Make this a user setting with a corporate default setting. Allows the company to set the default behavior and user to override as they please.
Sue Koch commented
Not opening PDF files in Adobe (when the "use native app" option is set) is unacceptable and makes SharePoint unusable for my group of 300 stakeholders. We will have to find another solution for their document management.
Frumpy Jones commented
I *LOVE* that the 3rd most popular voted item has no notes from the MS team....
I don't even want it to open in a client app, I just want to be bale to set the default width that they open in browser with.
JF Hébert commented
My first thought was that this should be an a configuration item but no, it`s actually a missing feature.
Really? Less than a quarter to go before 2020!
Ever like feel someone is ignoring you...
David R Gilbert commented
We use BlueBeam instead of Adobe here, so I would expand this to "whatever the PDF editing application is that is installed on the computer"
Please ADD a feature to open PDF files directly to client application by default in SharePoint O365, just like Word and Excel files. Come on MS Team! This should be an easy fix, right?
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Office 365 / SharePoint online needs to support opening PDF documents in SharePoint directly to client application (Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC/Foxit PhantomPDF).
Does anyone from MS respond to these threads?
I get that this is not easy for MS--but only because they don't want to, not because they cannot.
Just let us set SharePoint to open the .pdf file type in the system default app, just like we do for Word and Excel documents. Twenty minutes of Dev time, tops. And some salve for the Edge Dev team's ego.
Steve Knutson commented
This has been raised by two clients in the last few days. The current process of having to download a copy to open in Adobe DC goes against the grain.
This is critical to support our users. We are trying to encourage users to use edge due to improved performance but as we are unable to trick the system to open in the application with adobe dc our users complain. (And rightly so) about Sharepoint lag times. If you want people to use edge and have a good experience with Sharepoint please fix this
Users are requesting this, they need to do more complex editing when browers do not work, so they need to downlod and then edit which comes time consuming and clunky.
Hello? Anything? This is annoying.
How can we still not view a PDF online. I have copyrighted material I don't want anyone downloading. This request has been here for over 3 years!