05-12-2019 08:15 AM
05-12-2019 08:15 AM
Our organization went live with Office 365 two weeks ago and specifically we rolled out Teams as our way to getting work done. One thing we've run into is the inability to collaborate and edit pdf files within Teams like we can with the office documents. Has anyone come up with a workaround for this?
05-12-2019 09:16 AM
10-30-2019 11:18 AM
@adam deltinger I am finding this a few months after the initial conversation and have a similar question as the original. We just started using Teams at my engineering firm to collaborate but most of the work we do is in PDF drawing files (we use BlueBeam). Is there a way to collaborate/exchange redlines on a PDF document through Teams? Of is the workaround to download off of Teams, make edits, and then re-upload? I would like to get around potential version control issues arising from this if possible.
04-16-2020 02:21 PM
Convert to Word does not work for scanned invoices. As an accountant and former auditor, it is kind of sketchy to have all your financial records and monthly reviews in Word and Excel. .pdf is a pretty standard format for my industry, so “make it a Word” file, is not an acceptable work around. Thank you for the suggestions though.
08-05-2020 08:43 PM
@nate_rohe while not an ultimate solution, I think I may have discovered a work around for this problem. At least a good enough work around for our organization. I found you can map a sharepoint library as a local drive on your computer (see https://www.clouddirect.net/knowledge-base/KB0011543/mapping-a-sharepoint-site-as-a-network-drive). Once I did this I was able to open a pdf file on the mapped drive by simply double clicking on it as I would any other pdf file. I am not sure how this work work with other pdf apps but I am using FoxiIt Reader v8.2 (fingers crossed it will work similarly with Adobe Acrobat as that is what most of the rest of our company uses). Foxit asked if I wanted to check the file out for editing and I selected yes and opened the file. I made annotations to the file and then when I closed it Foxit asked if I wanted to check the file back in, which I did. I then reopened the file in Foxit and the annotations were still there, and when I view the pdf file in Teams the revisions reflect there as well.
(Learning I could map a sharepoint drive was something else that will be a huge help for our organization. I've only tested it briefly this evening but so far, so good...)