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Edit PDFS right in your browser with Adobe’s Acrobat extension

Chrome users get the new features first, followed by Edge later on.

- BY ALAINA YEE

Good news, Chrome and Edge users—you no longer need to download PDFS in order to make basic edits. Adobe has officially rolled out new features to its Chrome extension, giving you the ability to skip the standalone applicatio­n for common tasks.

Filling out forms, signing a PDF electronic­ally, and adding comments or other notations are available to everyone.

For more advanced features like converting from PDF to Microsoft Word, merging PDFS, and rotating or reordering pages, you’ll need a subscripti­on to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC ( fave.co/3fj1rld).

(Note: Creative Cloud subscriber­s [ fave. co/3dklt9y] with access to the standard edition of Acrobat DC seem to lack these features currently. On our Windows 10 machine with Acrobat DC installed, we could

only perform these types of edits and annotation­s in a dedicated program, even after uninstalli­ng and reinstalli­ng the Chrome extension.)

To install the Adobe Acrobat extension, simply visit its page in the Chrome Web Store ( fave. co/3ngsyt4), then click on the blue button that says Add to Chrome. If for some reason the link isn’t working, nor can you find it with a web search, you can go the long route instead: Enter chrome://extensions in your address bar, then click the hamburger menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen. Choose Open Chrome Web Store, and then search for “Adobe Acrobat.”

If you need the features available to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC subscriber­s, but you can’t afford the $180 per year subscripti­on, be sure to check out our roundup of the Best PDF editors ( fave.co/3hpaogi). Our runner-up pick, Nitro Pro ( fave. co/3chjzb8), offers similar features but for a one-time cost of $180 rather than an annual fee. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC may be popular, but alternativ­es do exist.

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For more-advanced features such as converting from PDF to Microsoft Word, you’ll need a subscripti­on to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
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The Adobe Acrobat extension installed in Chrome on a Windows 11 PC.

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