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3246758 - Print Preview (Inplace display) of PDF documents in SAP GUI is using another PDF viewer instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader


When displaying PDF documents inplace as Print Preview in SAP GUI for Windows, a different PDF viewer is being used instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader (e.g, Nitro Pro):

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Be aware the above-mentioned symptom and resolution for this issue is only valid when Internet explorer is being used as browser control ( you can check the browser control settings going to SAP GUI options dialog> "Interaction Design">"Control Settings"). Microsoft Edge-related mechanisms changed PDF display inplace/outplace.  



SAP GUI for Windows


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP S/4HANA all versions


Print Preview, Adobe PDF Reader, Internet Explorer, Inplace Display, SAP GUI for Windows, PDF viewer, Default Program, Add-on , KBA , BC-FES-CTL , SAP GUI for Windows Controls , BC-FES-GUI , SAP GUI for Windows , BC-CCM-PRN , Print and Output Management , Problem

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