Allowing PDF files to open in the browser
May 25, 2012
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Does your SharePoint server force you to save PDF files to disk first, instead of opening them directly from your list or library? If you are lucky enough to have access to SharePoint Central Administration, there is a simple way to fix this in your web application’s General Settings.
The details are discussed in this blog post by Bram Nuyts: http://bramnuyts.be/2011/11/03/allowing-pdf-files-to-open-in-the-browser/.
Now if only Microsoft would change this setting on Office 365! Without it, archiving your old Notes applications as PDF documents is a lot less satisfying.