View, edit & annotate PDFs in Microsoft Edge
The Fall Creators Update enables you to view, edit and annotate PDFs in your web browser – no third-party apps required, says Ian Evenden.
Reading PDFs on your PC sounds pretty basic — all you do is install Adobe Reader, and then just open every PDF file you get with that app. Well, it doesn’t have to be like that. You don’t need to install a thirdparty app, you can use one that came with your PC. Microsoft Edge’s PDF reading capabilities got a boost in the Fall Creators Update, and it’s now a very capable app for those times only a PDF will do.
PDFs are easy to create but not to edit, and since they embed the fonts and graphics used to create their source document, you can be sure that what you’re seeing is just as the original author intended.
Using Edge, you can read, annotate and even draw over PDFs, before saving your notes to send on or reopen later. You may think Edge is just a web browser, but it has more uses than that, as we will see.