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I found that we can edit a pdf file which is uploaded in document library using Adobe Document Cloud and SharePoint Online.

So is there a way to edit a pdf file from a document library in the browser using SharePoint 2016/2019 server? Any free product or a product which can be bought in order to do it? I tried with TextControl and Aspose.PDF , but couldn't make it work, do not know if the problem is in my environment or they are not just working with SharePoint.

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Per my test in my sharepoint 2016 environment, I install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, then I can open the pdf file in IE.

But if you want to edit the PDF file, you should buy the service.

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And there are some other PDF products in the article below.

Adobe Acrobat Alternative.

  • Adobre Acrobat Reader DC is giving us the option to edit/view pdf file in the browser for SharePoint Online, but as I tested now for SP2016, you need to download the app and link your SharePoint site with specific account and then in the desktop application you can edit a file. So it looks like it is not possible to edit pdf file in browser with Adobe for SP2016. So the only option is to find a 3rd party tool for this if there is a one of course – Kris Oct 31 at 8:09

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