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All you need to know about the new PDF Reader features in Edge

 All you need to know about the new PDF Reader features in Edge

Last Monday, Microsoft published a schedule of new updates in the PDF reader integrated into the Microsoft Edge browser, as the company added many updates to the tool to help users get the most out of it.

All you need to know about the new PDF Reader features in Edge

What are the details?

Microsoft stated that most of the new additions to the tool were based on the requests of users of the Edge browser for a long time, as the new updates will be applied directly to the browser version for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

New updates to the tool include support for table of contents and page display, where URL links will appear in the PDF document in different colors, and you can also easily take text notes in the document.

Microsoft also added a variety of features to the tool aimed at users of public and educational institutions, such as: the document reading aloud feature, dictionary and search to better understand the content and search.

In addition to other features, such as: Microsoft's Information Protection feature (MIP) that adds a layer of security to your documents where only users with certain permissions can edit the document.

There is also an Information Rights Management (IRM) feature and a seamless view of permissions within the Edge browser without the need for any third-party tools, and a certificate-based digital signatures feature that allows you - currently in the preview phase - to view and verify digital signatures in PDF documents directly in The browser.

Microsoft also plans to add a (View recovery) feature that allows you to start reading from the last place you stopped before closing the document, which can be useful when reading long PDF documents, and the company also plans to add previews of PDF files in File Explorer and Outlook and support adding boxes. Text to fill out the form.

It is worth noting that the company has begun testing a new feature in the Microsoft Edge browser designed to enhance the browser startup time, by running the basic browser processes in the background when starting the Windows 10 computer.

Where the feature called (Start-Up Boost) allows the Microsoft Edge browser to start faster when you launch it from the taskbar or the desktop, or from (hyperlinks) within other applications, such as: Word documents.