Open PDF File Using Excel VBA

We can open a PDF file from within MS Excel using VBA.

Watch the video below:

You can also view the video on YouTube.

As you can observe opening a PDF file from within Excel using VBA requires a single line of VBA code.

Sub openPDF()
ThisWorkbook.FollowHyperlink “C:\Users\takyar\Desktop\test-save.pdf”

End Sub

Download a sample file by clicking on the Excel icon:

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Dinesh Kumar Takyar

Welcome to! My aim is to help you learn MS Excel including VBA. I always felt that a good way to learn something was to find solutions to problems in that domain. That is why I share these Excel videos with you. Mostly these are questions asked during my corporate training sessions. I've been training individuals and companies in computers since 1991. I did my B. Sc. (Vordiplom), M. Sc. (Diplom) and Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Hamburg, Germany. The best thing about solving some of my visitor's questions is that I also gain new insights. For more Excel VBA solutions you may like to visit my YouTube channel: For a structured Excel VBA training course online you can visit:

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