[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Like its competitors, the Microsoft Edge browser comes with a simple yet functional built-in PDF reader. You click on a PDF link and a tab opens with the document that you can easily read, search and comment on. But that experience is supercharged: Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to bring Adobe Acrobat to Edge, which will become a full-fledged replacement for the browser’s current PDF engine.
This step enables more features when viewing PDFs from the web, such as markup tools, enhanced PDF security, and better accessibility (for example, reading comments aloud). Expanding Edge’s PDF capabilities is done natively, without the need to install a separate add-on. Users with an Adobe subscription will still need to install a browser extension to access additional advanced features such as text and image editing, PDF conversion, and file merging. You can see a simulation of the interface in the embedded video below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20lMkZ3YXRjaCUzRnYlM0RfVVExMF9DVFlCOA==[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The transition will take place in March 2023 when the revised PDF technology becomes available to Windows 10 and 11 users. Organizations with managed devices can enroll on their own schedule, with the older engine scheduled to be retired in March 2024.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]