PDFs and SharePoint integration using Acrobat/Reader X

Did you know that you can work with PDF files on Microsoft Sharepoint repositories from within Acrobat/Reader X? You can avoid the cumbersome process of browsing to the PDF and using the web interface. Acrobat/Reader now have built-in support for working on PDF files in SharePoint repositories.

You’re all set if you have the latest version Acrobat or Reader. But before you can do that, your SharePoint administrator needs to enable this functionality on the server configuration. If they have not done it alreday, send them an email or file an IT request:

Subject: Enable Acrobat/Reader- Sharepoint integration

Dear Admin,

With Adobe’s latest release, it is possible to work on PDF files hosted on Sharepoint directly using Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader. For the clients computers, no special setup is required.

On the server side, however, a small change is required. The following link explains the details: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/869/cpsid_86901.html

Could you please configure the server so that we can all benefit from this feature.


As soon as the server is updated, you’re all set!

Working with PDF file on SharePoint

  • On the SharePoint portal, select the PDF file and choose EDIT from the drop-down menu. The file will open in Acrobat/Reader
  • Open/Save PDF files in SharePoint repositories from within the  Acrobat Open/Save dialog boxes.
  • Additional menu in Acrobat/Reader: File > Sharepoint

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  1. #1 by danial on April 21, 2016 - 4:23 pm

    hi! im using Sharepoint Foundation 2013 and Abobe XI Pro. Created pdf portfolio and loaded into SP. However portfolio does not display. the pages in Layout, only in “files”.
    any advises?

    • #2 by Edward on January 5, 2017 - 3:15 am

      Hi Danial,
      Have you made any progress on your PDF Portfolio issue? I’m having the save with SharePoint 2013.

      Thank You.

  2. #3 by Degi on June 9, 2016 - 11:12 pm

    Hi guys

    there is another great way how to integrate PDF forms to SharePoint – PDF Share Forms solution. Yes, it’s commercial, yes, I do work for PDF Share Forms. But if you’d like to minimize your efforts on this question, please pay attention to this product. http://www.pdfshareforms.com. Thanks.

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