How to Open PDFs Directly in the SharePoint Browser

Muhimbi’s PDF Editor for SharePoint lets you open, display, and navigate through PDF documents in your native SharePoint online or on-premises application. Once a PDF is displayed in your SharePoint browser, you can quickly search and navigate through the document using an intuitive user interface (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: Opening PDFs in SharePoint

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

Open PDFs in SharePoint

Click Open from the dropdown menu and choose Open in PSPDFKit Editor.

Step 2: Navigating through the PDF Document

Navigate through PDFs

In the top-left corner of the screen, you can choose from a wide range of PDF viewing options:

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

Step 3: PDF Tools in SharePoint

PDF tools

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 PDFs
  2. Add comments
  3. Add electronic signatures
  4. Redact sensitive data

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