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May 23, 2008 / red1s

Quick Tip – Viewing PDF files in SharePoint

You can use the following method to display PDF files within a SharePoint page.

Ultimately this method uses the ’embed’ HTML tag

You’ll need to add a Content Editor Webpart to the page


Edit the Source for the webpart: (via the Source editor button)


And place the following code within it:


The PDF file location can be a UNC or http resource.

Before checking the page make sure you have the PDF add-on installed.

Update to this post – seems to be no luck with the above mentioned (comment if you got it to work)

The second approach would be if you had the PDF file hosted at a web URL location and use a page viewer webpart to carry out it loading inside the SP page:


By using further URL parameters you’re then able to remove the Adobe tool bar:


For more parameters see this documentation:



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