Activate hyperlinks in PDF File Viewer
Currently when I open a PDF in MS Teams "PDF File Viewer" I cannot click on the hyperlinks. Instead I have to download the document or open it in SharePoint just to click a link. Such a waste of time!
David V commented
I have the same issue, uploaded pdf with links to teams. PDF links work fine by itself. When you upload the pdf to teams you have to ctrl+click to open hyperlinks to other SharePoint docs. Way around this as it was confusing users, is save your word doc as a .docm macro enabled file and upload that to teams. Hyperlinks then work. It would also be nice if the hyperlinked docs would open in Teams with back buttons instead of having to open in web-based SharePoint.
I have the same issue in SharePoint Online. Possibly the same viewer is used? Please consider SharePoint Online as well when fixing this issue. In case this is no bug but a security feature, there should be an option for the site / team owner to whitelist certain domains.
When I open pdf's online, the screen is blank. Any suggestions???
Ike Shaw commented
Voted! But this only seems to be an issue with the desktop version of Teams on my end - web and mobile apps allow me to click through links as expected. Hope they bring this to desktop soon!
Hi all, there is a quicker solution. Hold the Ctrl button when clicking a link and it opens just fine. Still not intuitive, but quicker than downloading. Hope this helps.
I have had the same issue , why can hyper links not be viewed on the ms teams porthole? ,this is an E platform built to make communication easier , this is a faux pas and should be rectified
John Hayter commented
+1 on this, absolutely ridiculous that links in Teams do not work with a simple, single 'click'. I'm going to have a look at Trello or other tool as a solution for my team work....
Krzysztof Koruba commented
It is 3 years guys... I see that external links (http://www) are working but links inside pdf - to specific pages not. Please do something with it or give us advice what kind of tab use to make links active - maybe via SharePoint, Webpage - I tried too teams deactivate links in every solution I tried.
Matt Pugh commented
This is just stupid. Why on earth wouldn't you make it so you can simply click on a link in a pdf in teams and it launch a browser. Come on Microsoft fix this.
I'm able to open links within a PDF in Teams, but it's not intuitive. You have to press shift and then the link. if you want to open a link to an email within a PDF in Teams, press Alt and the link. I'm trying to to figure out how to add a comment or something that pops up when I hover over the link indicating that is what you need to do to open the link
Andrew M commented
why is this taking so long to implement, as we know any functionality that a user loses when trying to adopt a new tool will result in them not using it, please enable this function ASAP or explain why it can't be done
Microsoft Teams, indeed this is a no-brainer. Please fix this, please please please!!!
Jeremy Knudsen commented
A no-brainer for a better user experience. Do this please. Thanks ;)
Danielle McClune commented
+1 to Karen Chambers. If you don't know this is an issue, here's what you do as a user:
Clicked on the orange pdf ribbon
Attempt to click on a link
Sit confused for awhile
Maybe ask someone if they're having trouble
Exit out or maybe notice the elipsis at the top
Open the download
Click on a link
Get to the website
...you're so over it already.
This is the same for Word documents, and I suspect other file types as well. In the case of Word. you can select the option to edit the document to click the link or copy text. This is only an issue in the desktop client, as it works fine in the web client.