On a number of occasions customers have asked me why they cannot open Acrobat PDF files in their browser from a SharePoint 2010 document library. When the URL for the PDF file is clicked, the browser only gives two options: ‘Save’ and ‘Cancel’.
There is no option given for ‘Open’ to open the document straight away.
This is not a client setting (which was my first thought).
There a setting in the General Settings of the Web Application that handles security headers when documents are opened in the browser. By default, this is set to ‘Strict’.
Changing this to ‘Permissive’ will give the users the option to open the document straight from the browser.
Please note: whether the PDF opens in the browser or in a separate Acrobat clientapp is still a client setting 🙂
On March, 23, Dux Raymond Sy (@MeetDux) did a webinar about using SharePoint 2010 for project management. It was refreshing to hear Dux sum up the reasons why anyone should be using a collaboration environment like SharePoint 2010 for project management. After arguing his case, Dux then shows the many ways you can use SharePoint for your project team, including the combination with Microsoft Project 2010.
It’s always great to see how much you can achieve with SharePoint 2010 out of the box.
Unfortunately for many, due to an overwhelming response to this webinar, registration was closed at the maximum of 1000 registrants. However, the webinar was recorded and made available for online viewing. It only requires free registration.