Is there an Sharepoint Server 2010 add-on download to make Adobe Acrobat Reader....readable? RRS feed

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  • I'd like to be able to make the occasional Adobe Acrobat Reader document available for viewing on our Sharepoint Server 2010.  How do I do this?
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:04 PM


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  • Hello, what exactly do you mean when you say "readable"?  Does that mean you want to be able to search for PDF's?
    Jeff Taylor SharePoint911
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:11 PM
  • As an example:

    - When I post a WORD document to SHARED DOCUMENT library, I see the WORD logo in the TYPE field, and clicking the NAME link will directly open the word document for viewing.

    - When I post an Adobe Acrobat Reader Document to a SHARED DOCUMENT library, I see a 'generic blank document' logo in the TYPE field, and clicking on the NAME link requires that I save the document to my local drive to view it first.

    I seem to recall that when I worked with WSS 3.0, there was an add-on for Adobe Reader that allowed you to view PDF's from the Sharepoint server.  Is there something that I still need to download for the Sharepoint 2010 server - an Adobe Reader (PDF) VIEWER - that would make reading PDF's from the site a bit easier?

    Assistance in resolving this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:32 PM
  • You should be able to follow the steps on this blog post to enable the PDF icon within sharepoint.

    One thing to note is that Sharepoint will force you to download PDF's vs opening them with the Adobe plug-in unless you set "Browser File Handling to Permissive" within the web applications general settings.

    • Proposed as answer by eCCentricVagabond Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by pbrill1 Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:31 PM
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:51 PM