Microsoft continues to add options that improve your web browser. We have already seen that it has implemented functions to facilitate navigation, manage open tabs and even a “Kids Mode” to keep them safe on the internet.
And it’s also revamping its PDF viewer to make it easier to study from this type of file, mark important points, or take a reading with additional comments.
If you take a look at the current Microsoft Edge PDF viewer, you will notice that it has all the basic options to view and perform different actions on the file. You have the table of contents to jump between chapters smoothly, different display options to adjust the text, rotate it, zoom and choose different page views.
And in addition to offering us the reading aloud of the PDF, it also gives us a series of options to draw with different colors and thickness, highlight, among other actions. All of these options are organized on the toolbar.
Microsoft wants these tools to be more accessible, so it will show the options for annotating the PDF from a new menu. You just have to select the text and this menu will automatically appear with the options to copy, highlight, add comments, among others.
On the other hand, some options such as Highlighting have their own integrated menu, so if you want to change the menu that you used to highlight the text, it will also help you to use this quick menu.
And if you want to see all the available actions, just select “More actions” and it will open the context menu with the options offered by the web browser … print, search the web, etc. At the moment, this new menu for working with PDF is available in one of the Microsoft Edge beta versions, so we will have to wait for it to be implemented in one of the next stable releases.