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.
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!
I thought this was fixed, but the fix is not 100%. The Adobe Document Cloud PDF Experience for Office 365 allows for some very basic editing, but not the full Adobe Acrobat DC experience. It still needs work!
This is a huge pain in the arse as I load up pdfs onto temp drive to read them in Adobe ! Sort it out!
We have users that have PDFs with attachments embedded into the PDFs. MS Edge browser does not support attachments in PDFs, so we REALLY need the option to open a PDF using the client, directly from SharePoint Online.
Users find the current process very difficult and are thus not properly saving files back online. SharePoint cannot SHARE effectively if the system does not have such basic functions and users circumvent the system. Please address this issue.
Jayakumar ( Hetero IT) commented
we are looking for this Online Sharepoint PDF view literally for organization
We need these feature ASAP. Cant believe these feature is taken away in SPO, its most used feature and now cant perform digital sign for PDFs directly via web version, need to download them but if we download if form have required fields, OneDrive cant sync it and will open in read-only format.
SixPointSteve wrot on· 17 juni 2016 17:15 ·
Agreed that PDF files and SharePoint integration should be as important to Microsoft as MS Office files. The optimal solution is whether accessing PDF files through the browser, mapped drive or Acrobat Online mapping the experience should be the same. Open the PDF file through Acrobat with SharePoint Integration features enabled, Check-out and Edit, Open, Cancel buttons. If a version of Acrobat is not available, then open in Acrobat Reader. We can discuss the SharePoint Integration buttons and features another time.
Still no solution for this issue which is still a real pain for a lot of users.
This does really feel like Microsoft likes to use their own documents and does not want a good support for PDF. But without good support of PDF the opportunities for sharepoint, edge and internet explorer are missed.
Stuart Deane commented
Very frustrating please fix this SharePoint team - Love SharePoint but this is a real pain as our school deals with PDF files constantly...
The Open in Browser might get it into Acrobat, but if you do something like annotate and then save it, it doesn’t save back to SharePoint. It wants save to your Adobe Cloud or local drive. Unusable. I spoke to both MS and Adobe at Ignite last year and both were clueless about it being a problem. Do they even use their own stuff?
Peter Markwell commented
It's not even consistent.
If you click on the title of the PDF document, it opens in the browser, which is no good for many of the reasons mentioned here already.
But if you select the checkbox for the file then go to the open->Open in Browser option at the top, the browser and system settings are respected and the pdf is opened in the system defined reader, FoxIT or Adobe Reader or whatever it's set to.
Ian Hornsby commented
absolutely agree. any kind of collaborative drawing management relies heavily on PDFs for markup. The workaround is to use OneDrive to get the PDF to be local and open in the local Client App (Acrobat DC), and let OneDrive re-synch back to SharePoint … ok until another OneDrive user does the same, and then you are back to file duplication conflict - a second file is created, and any complex metadata/workflow against the original does not relate to the second (2) version … highly frustrating and workplace-inefficient
Mary Nottle commented
Yes, please add this functionality - it's killing our SharePoint Online implementation. Particularly, the benefit of collaborating in a document in SharePoint Online.
Jamie Gillett commented
This is proving a major hurdle for our migration to SharePoint, could someone from Microsoft please respond to this requested feature.