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.
Every Enterprise organization globally requires this feature capability. The user experience for executives is incredibly poor. And let's add the ability to annotate while we are at it please.
Stefan Van de Velde commented
Opening of pdf-files from SharePoint online into applications of user's choice should definitely be possible, as it is/was from SharePoint 2010.
At our company users need to annotate pdf files with personal notes for which they may use Acrobar Reader, PDF XChange Editor or PDF-Expert (on iPad) or to add an electronic signature
Users also need to be able multiple pdf's for merging purposes etc
Please fix ASAP! thanks
Please fix this. At least give us a choice to open a PDF in the client. PLEASE.
Opening in File Explorer using Internet Explorer puts the library into "SharePoint classic" when it was in "New Experience". It is very confusing to end-users and it is an extra step to open in File Explorer.
In the meantime you can still open the desired file folder in File Explorer using Internet Explorer. Opening PDFs from there asks to check the document out and the changes are saved.
Anne Goldenberger commented
This is really really irksome - I've put a lot of work into creating useful bookmarks in my PDF files that make it super-easy for users to navigate complex documents. And now - even though I set the PDF file to open with bookmarks panel and page - they see just the page. Browsers don't get the message :-(
It's a LOT of extra steps to download and open the file just to see the bookmarks. And most users won’t bother, meaning they’ll spend the extra time wading through the document….please fix this!
This is very important to us. Please fix.
Yes, this is critical! Please add it ASAP!
Chris Gray commented
Is there any update from Microsoft on this one ?
Adobe seems to "work" but worried about security and files ending up outside our tenant
Also cant seem to markup PDF's with the adobe cloud version
Prakhyat J Pandey commented
This is now broken in SP 2013 on prem....anybody with a fix?
This would solve so many of my problems.
Encrypted (RMS / AIP / IRM) pdf files are needed to open via Acrobat Reader. (Browser doesn't have the capability to decrypt protected content.)
BUT, SharePoint doesn't allow to open file on Acrobat Reader.
Per Magnus Byström commented
What about this method? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/developer/file-handlers/?view=odsp-graph-online
Don't worry folks.. They just broke this in on-prem 2013, Windows 10 Acrobat DC and Reader DC also!
Zain Swinton commented
I like it so much how Microsoft forcing people to use different apps instead of SharePoint. Slack, in opposite, allows to open pdfs in app, or directly with Adobe reader or a browser tool like this one: https://edit-pdf.pdffiller.com/ At this point I've lost any hope it will get better, Microsoft has successfully converted to a shithole
Hi! My name is Microsoft and I just ignore one of the most requested features that people have been asking for 3 years now.
Sometimes i wonder what the point of this site is if they dont address popular requests.
Roxie, I already tried to disable the add-ons (as it used to work on prem SharePoint) but still the pdf is opened in browser and not in native application.
If you disable the Adobe Reader in the Manage Add Ons (Settings>Manage Add Ons> All Add Ons), this will open PDFs in the native application
Ian Howe commented
The longer my company is on Office 365/SharePoint Online the more I'm regretting we ever made the move to it. Issues like this and many, many other SHOULD NOT EXIST.
Yes please work on a fix for this problem. Users want to be able to edit PDF files directly from SharePoint as they did in previous versions. Thanks, Tina