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March 14, 2009

Seeking feedback from SharePoint users

The Acrobat and Reader Teams are interested in how Microsoft SharePoint users are using PDF files, Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. Are you an active SharePoint user who works with PDF files on SharePoint? If you are and you’re willing to have an hour phone call with Adobe, please post a comment on this blog with your business email address. (This email address will be hidden to everyone except Adobe.)

Thank you very much!

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COMMENTS

  • By Kanwal Khipple - 2:18 PM on March 13, 2009  

    Hi give me a call @ xxx.xxx.xxxx

  • By Michael Joyce - 9:13 PM on March 13, 2009  

    We use SharePoint for our intranet.

  • By Chris Schmechel - 9:28 PM on March 13, 2009  

    I’d be happy to chat about SharePoint and PDF.

  • By Joshua - 11:32 AM on March 24, 2009  

    I am a consultant in the SharePoint space and would be happy to discuss

  • By Robert Crane - 11:18 PM on April 7, 2009  

    I am a SharePoint consultant for many SMB clients who use SharePoint and happy to discuss PDF in SharePoint.

  • By Ajay - 11:11 AM on May 12, 2009  

    We store PDFs on our sharepoint doc libraries for external and internal access on projects. I was trying to explore shared review for these using our internal sharepoint library that supports users outside the firewall.

  • By Peter van Gage - 9:50 AM on May 13, 2009  

    OK.
    So why have an adobe product that is now platform specific for reviews? I agree that Sharepoint is a great addition for comment reservoir but again now we have a windows only usage. Why is this not available from the Mac client. Does Adobe or Microsoft still think we live on an island and every company is either or!

    [Peter - Thanks for the comment. The reason that we don't offer "Initiate Shared Review to Windows SharePoint from a Mac" is because customers haven't asked for it. Up until now, we haven't found our Mac users needing to initiate a workflow to a Windows SharePoint server. However, a Mac user can do an Acrobat Shared Review via: 1) a shared SMB network folder within their organization, 2) a web server folder (like .Mac or WebDAV), 3) Acrobat.Com, or 4) email attachments. Furthermore, if a Windows user initiates an Acrobat Shared Review via SharePoint, a Mac user can still be a full participant in this Shared Review. So the only difference between Mac and Win is initiating a Shared Review to SharePoint. If you have other ideas about what you would like to see, let us know. Thanks - Dave]

  • By Fatima Ali-Salaam - 9:46 AM on June 17, 2009  

    HI,
    We use pdf documents extensively on our SharePoint intranet site. I am the administrator for the site, adn would be happy to discuss. Issues with finding some documents.

  • By Tom - 12:20 PM on June 26, 2009  

    The ability to compare past versions of PDFs published to SharePoint would be a nice feature. Similar to what Word currently allows (but Adobe would make there’s better, of course):
    http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2007/08/06/comparing-and-combining-documents.aspx

  • By Gary Schelling - 3:58 AM on August 14, 2009  

    @Peter, @Dave. I’m an in-house Communications/Marketing person running a Mac in an otherwise Windows environment. Although I have used VMWare to work more fully with SharePoint from my workstation, it would be great to be able to initiate a SharePoint-based Acrobat Review from my Mac.

  • By PSIGEN Scan to SharePoint Solutions - 5:12 PM on August 26, 2009  

    Our customers are scanning paper into searchable PDF format, and utilizing the Adobe iFilter to provide full text search capabilities within the SharePoint Application.
    Steve
    PSIGEN SharePoint Imaging

  • By Adam Erickson - 7:26 AM on August 31, 2009  

    Currently we are using PDF’s for internal and external use. We are currently seeking a way to protect these documents like Microsoft does with their rights manamgement server on Office Documents. Is there currently a way of doing? We would like to use Active Directory security built into the PDF’s so we can give granular security at either the document level specifically or even at the site level through SharePoint so it rolls down to all associated docs in that library. Any information would be very much appreciated. Also please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have on how we are utilizing PDF’s and SharePoint.

  • By Mathias - 2:32 PM on October 22, 2009  

    Same issues here. Artist in a in-house agency using macs in a major corporation on PCs. would LOVE to have ability to initiate the sharepoint reviews from the Mac and not have to go into VMWare to do it…

  • By Kirpal Khalsa - 5:34 PM on October 25, 2009  

    I’m a consultant looking for a server side library that will allow me to extract comments and annotations out of PDF files checked into MOSS for audit storage. Also ability to merge comments and notes. Just starting to search, any advise would be very helpful.

    [Kirpal - Please see the PDF Library page and the "Availability" section at the bottom. There is a form to complete to get more info, as well as a link to our distributor, Datalogics, who can provide more info on tools which can do this. - Dave]

  • By DSM - 11:57 AM on December 11, 2009  

    We have been working on SharePoint for a couple years now and have run into several issues when trying to “Save As” a pdf file to a SP library. Also when in the any of the native Adobe programs, i.e., CS4 programs, and we try to save the file to SP, there’s no path available to get to the site. Have searched the Internet and find there are lots of others with the same issue. Is there a way to do this without mapping a drive or purchasing a 3rd party software? Would like to talk to you about it. Feel free to contact me!

  • By Gonzalo Vargas - 10:39 AM on January 18, 2010  

    Hello,
    I think is great work with MS SharePoint and Adobe Pro, I have the needed to work with both plataforms but when when I tried to share my pdf’s files with sharepoint, does not work, send me the following message:
    “The filename you specified is not valid because it does not include a .pdf extension, contains one or more invalid characters or the path preceding it refers to a protected system location.”
    I do not know what happend. Coul you help me please =) Thanks

  • By Bjørn Kvinge - 8:54 AM on July 13, 2010  

    Hi! I have been using swiftwriter to save changes back to sharepoint. But swiftwriter doesnt work properly when I am using metadata on the pdf files or if there is too many files on the sharepoint.

    Please help!

  • By Paul Evans - 9:46 AM on August 20, 2010  

    Amazing, no answer to the meta data question, I too was looking for an answer, the non-reponse tells me that Swiftwriter does not support metadata. Macroview has a product that does this. It, however, is not free.

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