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Is there a way to get the full feature functionality of Adobe for .pdf editing, comments, etc. into Teams? We can easily get .pdfs into our Team but its a read only version that does not allow for editing, etc.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance! 

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Hi!

There is a uservoice open for this here

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31613122-acrobat

And here

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/30977875-allow-opening-of-pdf-...

Recommend you vote for them to drive them up the agenda.

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris
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Thanks! that helps but being the vote totals are so low I don't see this going anywhere anytime soon....which is unfortunate as we have an entire group of technical writers that won't use Teams without it.
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Sure. I understand. Currently, I think that they are engaged in a lot of other features such as improvements to voice and private channels. There is a large backlog and many uservoices to get through. However, more votes do push it up the agenda. It may be worth the next time an AMA is on in the Tech Community (there are two this month) raising it again at that.

Hope that helps,

Best, Chris
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Have you used the adobe cloud app in teams?
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I know that editing directly in teams isn’t possible but regarding pulling documents in and also have conversations around them easily
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No we haven't tried that...I was going down that path to see what happens as I am admittedly Adobe illiterate for the most part but stopped when @Christopher Hoard recommended the UV.  Do you have any insight here @adam deltinger? Is that the answer to turn that app/connector on? It's currently turned off and we need an act of Congress to get 3rd party apps turned on. So I don't want to go down that road unless there is value to doing so....

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I agree here, I doubt this idea will be implemented any time soon in Microsoft Teams...indeed, in SPO we don't have this feature either an SharePoint has been around for some years ;)
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Yes the editing piece has to be there for there to be value. Otherwise it's not bringing everything into Teams...

 

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Are you using GCC Teams version? External Apps are not approved yet and would be greyed out because they are beyond the compliance boundary. Microsoft needs to clear FEDRAMP before they are available.

Best, Chris
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Yeah, and that’s not possible I’m afraid! To see the app in action:

https://youtu.be/3kURNaFQs_0
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@Christopher Hoard Thanks fort putting the links up,  I have voted for this as we have customer that needs the edit functionality on pdfs in Teams.

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Hi @Jason Miller 

 

Just coming to this issue myself and found a way : it isn't pretty but it works

 

Basically inside Adobe Acrobat DC, Home tab click the "add an account" button and then connect to the site/library/folder location e.g.    

<a href="https://mycompany.sharepoint.com/sites/intranet/documentlibrary/folder/" target="_blank">https://mycompany.sharepoint.com/sites/intranet/documentlibrary/folder/</a>

 

Then if the user has Edit rights to the files they can open (they are prompted to check out, even if not enabled on the library), add comment or highlight or text, then when they close the file they are prompted to check in and save (with comment). 

 

How to connect is documented here (mostly) 

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/access-sharepoint-files.html

 

No need for anything else, but ..... the user experience is not at all good.

 

Hope  this helps someone (6 hours of testing so far on my end)

 

 

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pdf is file type number one on most teams and spo. So why no effort to enable direct opening in Adobe or other pdf-apps?

Our partners and have to comment on 3d pdfs on a daily basis.

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Please see the uservoices above and vote for them. The more votes the more visible it is to the engineering team. They use this for development so you can make a difference

It is something we all want to see. I have personally voted on both of them

Best, Chris