How to Quickly Annotate PDFs in Microsoft Edge | 2021

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With the release of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge back in March 2020, Microsoft Edge has been getting a lot of new features. And now, with a recent update, you can use annotation features for PDFs in the new Edge with ease.

So, if you are someone who signs a lot of documents, bills, and other digital papers directly from your device. So, here’s how you can annotate PDF documents in Edge & it is as simple as quitting Google Chrome to use the new Edge.

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How to Annotate PDFs in Microsoft Edge?

  1. Open your desired PDF file with Microsoft Edge. You can do this by right-clicking on the PDF and selecting “Microsoft Edge” from the “Open with” option.
  2. When the PDF opens up in the browser, just below the address bar you can find the annotation tools.
  3. Look for the Draw and Erase buttons on this bar. 
  4. To draw on your document, just select the pen icon that says “Draw” and start drawing. To undo something you drew, select the eraser icon that says “Erase” and drag over the area you want to erase.

Differing from other browsers Microsoft Edge, you can change the color and thickness of your pen, the feature which is missing is some of the popular browsers.

Apart from improving the annotation features, Microsoft is also adding minor changes like added support for syncing Tracking Prevention exception settings and a button in the “Settings” menu to set Edge as the default browser.

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