How to Open a File

The instructions for opening a file are a bit different between Soda PDF Desktop and Soda PDF Online.

Soda PDF is capable of opening up PDFs, as well as any file that can be converted into a PDF.

  • Click on the Menu in the left upper corner.



  • Click on Open. Now you will need to choose which storage space to access for your file.

For this article we will display the Computer option, we have links to articles describing each storage space.



  • You can choose to open one of your recent file folders or you can click on Browse to open a browse window to find your file. Once you’ve selected your file it will open.


You can also open files by dragging and dropping the file onto Soda PDF. This includes the desktop icon as well as the open application.

While using Soda PDF Desktop you can also use the hotkey CTRL + O to open the browse window to locate your files. This hotkey is currently unavailable in Soda PDF Online.

Click on the option below to learn more about how you can use it to open files:


We have two additional modules. The OCR module allows you to recognize and edit text within any scanned document or image. We also have the E-Sign module that allows you to electronically sign PDFs and track and manage e-signatures in real-time. If those modules are not available for you, you can purchase them here.



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