Google Chrome finally gives users a free PDF editor

The software giant has announced a new Adobe Chrome extension that gives users what it calls “the most comprehensive set of PDF tools right in the browser.” The release means users will no longer need to download a standalone version of Acrobat or other tool to access PDF files online.

Also available on Microsoft Edge, the new Adobe Acrobat PDF tools solve a major headache for users everywhere, allowing a much smoother way to view and edit PDF documents directly in the browser.

This includes being able to download and share a PDF with others for group review and feedback without needing to send an attachment.

Users will now be able to quickly add comments, highlights or drawings to PDF files in their browser window using a dropdown pane. The update also means users can e-sign documents without needing to download extra tools, and quickly fill out forms manually or using pre-fill information.

The extension will also allow users to rotate, delete, or reorder PDF pages to optimize viewing and printing, transform a PDF to a Microsoft Word document and retain formatting You’ll also be able to convert web pages into PDF, preserving layout, formatting, and links – saving major headaches for users everywhere. 


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