How to open SIFbA Interative PDF Forms in Microsoft Edge

Symptom

SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe (IFbA) PDFs do not open in Microsoft Edge Chromium.

 

Cause

Microsoft end-of-support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was June 15, 2022

 

Solution

A short term solution is to activate IE Mode in PDF support in Microsoft Edge.

The long term solution is to migrate existing SIFbA processes to the Stelo Fiori front-end.

Instructions to Enable IE Mode in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open … Menu -> Settings -> Default Browser
    1. URL - edge://settings/defaultBrowser
  2. To Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer option: Set to "Allow"
  3. Restart Microsoft Edge.
  4. Now open a page to be viewed in IE 11 Mode.
    1. Select the ... Menu -> Reload in Internet Explorer Mode.
    2. Here URLs can be set to always open in IE Mode.
    3. Edge will show and let you manage which pages have IE Mode set (see above) by going back to edge://settings/defaultBrowser

Enabled opening PDFs in Adobe Reader:

  1. Next go Settings -> Cookies and site permissions -> PDF documents
    1. URL - edge://settings/content/pdfDocuments
  2. Unselect both options.
    1. Always download PDF files - off
    2. PDF view settings - off

Done.