Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary now let you comment on PDFs

Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature
Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary now support commenting on PDFs.
  • PDF commenting is a popular feature on the legacy version of Edge.
  • Microsoft has added several PDF features to the new Edge since its launch.

Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary now allow you to comment on PDFs. The legacy Microsoft Edge supported this functionality, and now Microsoft is testing it out on the new Microsoft Edge.

When the new Microsoft Edge launched, it lacked many popular PDF features that were available in legacy Microsoft Edge. The company has worked hard to close the feature gap and has brought over many of legacy Microsoft Edge's features to the new Microsoft Edge. As highlighted by Techdows, Microsoft has brought the following features to the new Microsoft Edge since its launch:

  • Annotations
  • Dark mode support
  • Digital Signatures
  • Filling in PDF forms
  • The Highlight tool
  • Read aloud for PDFs
  • Table of Contents support
  • Two-page view

Microsoft Edge Pdf Comment

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft outlines how to add comments in a techcommunity post. When you right-click the context menu, you'll see an option to add a comment. You can then type your comment in a note box and save it. Saved comments show an icon over highlighted text that, when hovered over, shows the full comment.

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