We are using SharePoint 2013 for an information portal which contains many PDF files.
Working with them is often problematic, as the system uses the Office Web Applications preview to display those PDF files. This was used (I suppose) by the SharePoint developers to also enable a direct live preview of PDF files in search results, which was not available in the original SharePoint 2013 system.
It would often be better to open the PDF in Adobe Reader or another PDF viewer application, but there is no comfortable way to open the PDF in an external viewer directly.
I could only download it to the local hard drive and then search for it and open it there, but that is very cumbersome.
- Which PDF viewer can be used for displaying PDFs in SharePoint 2013 in the Browser?
- Could SharePoint be configured to use external applications like Adobe Reader to open PDFs?