After years of waiting and frustration, a free PDF editor is finally coming to Google Chrome thanks to Adobe.
The software giant announced a new Adobe Chrome extension that gives users what it calls “the most comprehensive set of PDF tools right in the browser.”
This version means that users will no longer need to download a standalone version of Acrobat or another tool to access PDF files online.
Also available on Microsoft Edge, the new Adobe Acrobat PDF tools solve a major headache for users around the world, enabling a much smoother way to view and edit PDF documents right in the browser.
This includes the ability to upload and share a PDF with others for group review and comments without the need to send an attachment.
Users will now be able to quickly add comments, highlights or drawings to PDF files in their browser window using a drop-down pane. The update also means that users can electronically sign documents without the need to download additional tools and quickly fill out forms manually or using pre-filled information.
The extension will also allow users to rotate, delete or rearrange PDF pages for better viewing and printing, turn PDF into Microsoft Word document, and retain formatting.
You will also be able to convert web pages to PDF, preserving layout, formatting and links, saving headaches for users all over the world.
Accessing and using PDF files on Microsoft Edge has been a work in progress for some time as the browser seeks to fix longtime user issues.
However, the browser recently announced a new feature that will allow users to pick up where they left off with a PDF, whether it’s reading, editing, or collaborating.
The new Continuity feature means you’ll be able to exit a PDF file or browser tab entirely, but when you visit the file again, Edge will bring you back to where you left off – with no tedious endless scrolling required.
Microsoft Edge is also ready to test a new one-click “save as PDF” feature in its context menu, allowing faster and hopefully more accurate PDF saving in one action.
And browsers are also looking to make it easier to edit PDF files with another new feature that will let you add text to the document without using any third-party application.