How to add SharePoint PDF Icon

18 06 2009

How to add the Adobe PDF icon to SharePoint MOSS or WSS.

After implementation someone will ask if you can add the Adobe PDF Icon to SharePoint MOSS or WSS to display next to pdf documents. To achieve this follow the instructions below.

Once you have setup the pdf icon try adding the PDF iFilter to Sharepoint.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images
  2. Copy in the Adobe PDF Icon PDF icon. “pdficon.gif“.
  3. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\xml
  4. Locate the Docicon.xml file open with an xml editor.
  5. Within the ByExtension tag add a new Mapping tag in alphabetical order with the following properties.
    <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdficon.gif" />
  6. Save the file. The Value needs to be the same as the icon you saved in images. Your file should look something like this.

    Extract from Docicon.xml showing pdf icon properties

    Extract from Docicon.xml showing pdf icon properties

  7. Restart IIS.
  8. Check a document library you should now see a pdf icon next to a pdf document.
    No icon check the steps again and look out for spelling mistakes…

Once you have setup the pdf icon try adding the PDF iFilter to Sharepoint.

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21 06 2009
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