When clicking on a document created in Jive, by default, it is displayed in the Jive "collaborative" view - where people can Comment and Like the document:
The same happens when a document is uploaded (i.e., created in Microsoft Word):
Sometimes, it is desirable to view the document as a PDF. This article provides the use cases and steps to view a document as a PDF.
Case 1: Jive Documents (Created in Jive)
Viewing as a PDF
In this case, when a document is created within Jive from the same page, it is very easy to open the document as a PDF from the menu Actions > View as PDF:
Getting a Link to the PDF
Alternatively, you can add the suffix "
This will allow the document to be viewed directly as a PDF.
Note: The same link can be used in other places if a direct link to the PDF is required.
Case 2: Uploaded Documents
When working with external documents, the option "View as PDF" will not be visible and appending the "
The recommended solution is to use the link to the original document at the bottom of the uploaded document: