SharePoint 2013 open PDF in adobe
Posted on 2016-07-26
Can any one help me force PDFs to open in adobe in SharePoint 2013? I'd like the user to be forced to check out the document when they open it, the same way they are with office documents. So far, I've tried the following:
-for the web app set Enable Client Integration to true.
- on the web app, set Browser File Handling to strict
-on the document library, set the Opening Documents in the Browser to open in client.
the only thing that has helped is to remove the mime type of application/pdf from the web app, but this then prompts my ser to save it when they click on a pdf link. This isn't ideal.
surely, this can't be so difficult?