How to open Documents using Soda PDF Online

Soda PDF Online allows you to access your documents quickly and easily. You can open the online tool through your web browser from any device.


Soda PDF Online on a computer

When you are using a computer, Soda PDF Online is accessed through your web browser. It’s fully compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux environments.

There are a couple of ways you can go about opening your PDF documents.

  • Drag and drop a file directly into the Soda PDF Online window.




  • You can also click on the Open option on the Home page.



Alternatively, you can open a file from within the Soda PDF Online application.

  • Click on the Menu in the top left corner.




  • Click on Open.
  • Choose Computer.
    • You can also click Add a Place to integrate a virtual storage drive.
  • Select Browse.




  • Browse through your computer and select your file.

It will now open in Soda PDF Online. If the file is not already in PDF, it will be converted into a PDF as the file is opened.

Soda PDF Online on a mobile device/tablet

Unfortunately, there is no way to drag and drop a file to open it while using a mobile device/tablet.

  • Click on the Open option on the Home page.



If this is the first time you are using Soda PDF Online to open a file, you may need to provide permission for the app to access your files.

You can go through your files or documents to choose one and it will open ready for editing. Depending on the operating system of your device, you may see different browse options.

As an example, you may see a button for your camera. Any file that can be printed can be turned into a PDF. This means that if you opt to use your camera to take a picture, it will open in Soda PDF Online already converted into PDF format.

Unfortunately, Soda PDF is unable to open movie or music files. You will be unable to turn video or audio files into a PDF.

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