PDFs opening in Word for web

Iron Contributor

Hi everyone.


In OneDrive for web, whenever I open a PDF file, it opens in a new tab in Word for web, instead of as a PDF document. To do that, I first need to download it and open it.


I find this illogical and a bit annoying. Is there a way around this? Is it being addressed?


I would prefer that PDF files opened from OneDrive web would be handled in the same way as I'd opened them from my device: directly into a new tab as a PDF document.


Anyone have any thoughts, ideas, or solutions?



1 Reply

You might want to contact OneDrive/Sharepoint and/or Word Web support or comment on forums related to those products.  The behavior is a Microsoft default for OneDrive/Sharepoint services when used in conjunction with Word Web, rather than an Edge issue.