Does anyone know how to get PDF documents stored in SharePoint Online to open in Adobe Pro app?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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I've gone through Adobe's convoluted process to integrate Microsoft 365 and Adobe: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/o365pdf/start.html
But it still opens the PDF in the browser - just uses Document Clound instead of the native browser support.
My users really want to be able to edit PDF docs stored in SharePoint without having to:
1. Download the PDF doc locally.
2. Edit the doc in the Adobe Pro desktop app.
3. Upload the doc back to (hopefully) the same place in SharePoint.

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Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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Hi,

 

Would it not make sense to use Sync, as I think that was pretty much what is was intended for : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/map-a-network-drive-to-a-sharepoint-library-751148de-f579...

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Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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That answer doesn't scale. We have several hundred-thousand documents stored in SharePoint spread over dozens of sites and document libraries.
We'd have to have everyone map every document library as a separate drive - run out of drive letters really fast and syncing actually copies the documents to their device.
We don't have any workstations with 5 TB of storage.

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Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022

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Hi,

 

I thought this bit would work as it does not require any drive to be mounted or any files to be copied.

 

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"Setting up Sync in a one-time process that permanently puts file in File Explorer, without taking up storage space on your device"

 

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it then goes on to say

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I can assure you that is not true.  Add shortcut to OneDive works as described (indexing the files, but not copying them to local storage).  Sync actually copies the files locally.  I had an early user fill up his drive because he synced a very large document library.  Regardless, it still doesn't scale when there are dozens of separate document libraries.  Microsoft allows both options - open in browser and open in app.  The Adobe version of 'open in app', still opens the doc in a document cloud browser window.  Why is this so hard/impossible for Adobe to accomplish?

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