• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 927
  • Last Modified:

Sharepoint PDF Open-in-browser

In Sharepoint 2010, by default you cannot open PDF files in the browser from Sharepoint because it has a tag it attaches to every unknown document type that tells IE not to allow the user to open it in their browser, and to save it instead. This can be disabled, however, and PDFs can be opened in the browser, according to this: Technet Social Post

I've changed that setting, and while I can open PDFs in the browser for SOME document libraries, others still only give the choice of saving it to disk instead of opening in the browser. I'm logged in as a domain admin, and domain admins are owners of all the sites in our Sharepoint config, so I don't think that it is permissions.

How can we get it so that ALL PDFs open in the browser instead of forcing the user to download them?
0
SeniorcareIT
Asked:
SeniorcareIT
  • 2
1 Solution
 
jessc7Commented:
Did you perform an IIS reset after making the change to Permissive?

Also, look in the comments section of this post for the comments by "minion". Basically it appears that the setting for Browser File Handling can be overridden at the Library level, regardless of Central Administration. They include a Powershell script to loop through your Document Libraries and set the value to Permissive.

http://underthehood.ironworks.com/2010/09/how-to-open-pdf-files-in-browser-and-set-file-type-association-icons-in-sharepoint-2010.html
0
 
jessc7Commented:
Have you been able to use PowerShell to investigate the Document Libraries with the alternate behavior?
0
 
James MurrellProduct SpecialistCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now