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.
Bill Burke commented
Over 3 years this has been open. They don't care
This functionality is a definite need for users!
If our users are forced to download a pdf to fill it out, then we will not use shareoint at all. Keep the classic view functionality!!!
nick farrington commented
This functionality is standard in SharePoint Server so must be made available to online users. User time is wasted when editing or wanting to use Adobe Reader functions such as Maquee zoom etc.
jim pen commented
Additional time is wasted across our entire organisation due to this limitation.
Please fix this issue. My organization is considering scrapping SharePoint altogether and reverting back to a Network Drive format because of it. PDF editing in the client is crucial to our work, and this broken feature prevents us from doing so efficiently.
Bill Bishop commented
This is a must and silly that it is still being discussed after several years.
I have both 2010 and 2016 SharePoint on premise environments. 2016 seems to be fine. But 2010 with publishing sites, it's prompting for authentication if you want to open it directly. One would have thought by now this would be resolved.
I'll throw a vote in for this. Please action
+1 for this feature.
Currently people are required to download, edit, then re-upload the pdf. Is that the big picture of Digital Worksplace with SharePoint you want to spread ? :(
The silly thing is that at the 2018 Ignite Conference, Nadella has Adobe on stage with him at the keynote, talking about their partnership. Yet I spoke to people at the Adobe booth about this and they were clueless that it was an issue... as were the people in the MS booths sadly.
Opening PDF in SharePoint has been discussed and worked around for years. It would be recommended for Microsoft fix this issue. Or if this is challenging to work with another software supplier that Microsoft could purchase Adobe.
This functionality is urgently required. Please action this Microsoft.
You can do it!
Bengt Larsson commented
Please fix ASAP! thanks
Larry Ourique commented
We need to be able to edit PDF forms that live in SharePoint.
Marc Maddison commented
Please fix this...
Omg..yes, this is very frustrating, please fix!
Frane Biljak commented
This is not what I was expecting to find when googling how to open SharePoint pdf in Adobe.. I have a lot of fillable pdf that can't be filled with SharePoint integrated PDF viewer.. Downloading the document to use it, and then again uploading is convenient as pushing a car instead of driving it...