How to Open PDF directly in SharePoint Browser

Muhimbi’s PDF Editor for SharePoint lets you open, display and navigate through PDF documents in your native SharePoint online or on-premise application. Once the PDF is displayed in your SharePoint browser you can quickly search and navigate through the document using an intuitive UI. The viewer includes a suite of out-of-the-box productivity tools that let you edit, annotate, sign, redact, and create forms directly in SharePoint.

Step 1: Open PDF in SharePoint

Go to the SharePoint library and click on the Upload button to import a PDF from your computer or select an existing PDF from the library.

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Click on the Open drop-down menu and choose Open with PSPDFKit Editor.

Step 2: Navigate through the PDF document

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In the left top corner of the screen, you’ll find a wide range of PDF viewer options:

  • Quick page navigation and zooming in/out
  • Thumbnails view
  • View PDF document outline
  • Bookmark pages for quicker access and view
  • View and access all annotations immediately

Step 3: PDF tools in SharePoint

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Once you’ve opened your PDF in SharePoint you can make use of a wide variety of PDF tools to work with your document directly in SharePoint:

  1. edit text in PDF
  2. add comments
  3. electronic signatures
  4. redact sensitive data

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