Edit properties and display document at same time RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We are using SharePoint Foundation 2010 for our Document Management System.

    In our previous system (WSS 3.0) we had a special solution made by a 3rd party that displayed the document (PDF) on the right side of the screen while the user was editing the meta data of the document.

    The old system is now gone, but our users would want the same feature in the SharePoint 2010 system.

    I have been trying to do this with the Designer, but I cannot find a way how to do this.

    Any ideas?


    Monday, August 28, 2017 1:03 PM

All replies

  • I've seen commercial products that do this. It's not trivial to produce a solution to do this, and Designer isn't going to cut it.

    In our 2010 farm we did try a commercial solution, but the experience was bad, there was no way to uninstall the solution without breaking default content types.

    The feature does become available in SharePoint 2016 if you also have an Office Online Server. As a rule that's what I'd recommend.

    If you want to try your luck with a company there is this (but try it in Test first!!)


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    Monday, August 28, 2017 3:20 PM