Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Allow pdf documents to be opened directly in browser

In sharepoint 2010, the default pdf-documentbehaviour is to save to disk. A method that isn’t optimal.

To change this to open directly in browser:

On your sharepointserver.

1. Application Management> Manage web applications > [Your site] > General Settings

2. Change Browser File handling to Permissive

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3. Reset IIS

Note that is is considered bad security practice by some, but in smaller user groups this is the only way to discourage users from saving documents locally.

References:

http://www.sharepointedutech.com/2010/05/05/opening-pdfs-in-sharepoint-2010/

http://blog.mikehacker.net/2010/05/03/unable-to-open-pdf-directly-from-sharepoint-2010/

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