Tuesday, October 23, 2012

PDF file support in SharePoint 2013

This is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2013, PDF files are now supported in SharePoint 2013.

In SharePoint 2010 or MOSS 2007, we have to install PDF ifilter or Foxit PDF iFilter  to work with PDF files.

But in SharePoint 2013 you can open the PDF files without saving it in the local machine, provided you should have Adobe Reader should be installed.

In SharePoint 2013 when user clicks on a pdf file, it prompts for checkout or open the pdf file directly.

You can also check my previous articles on What's new in workflow in SharePoint 2013, API References for SharePoint 2013 and Script Editor web part in SharePoint 2013.


Daniel Hinojo said...


Well, that SP2010 didn't support pdf files out of the box is not exactly true. There was a way to transform any file dynamically to pdf although you just had to code a bit to enable this feature. I wrote a quick blog post about it here: http://www.helpmeonsharepoint.com/2011/12/generate-pdf-files-dynamically-with_4255.html

digital signature PDF said...

Excellent! Thanks for this - I've been looking at this feature for ages. Followed your instructions and it works a treat!

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