By making Adobe Acrobat PDF capabilities available in Microsoft Edge to more than 1.4 billion Microsoft Windows users, Adobe and Microsoft have advanced their commitment to transforming the future of digital work and life.
New PDF experience from Adobe and Microsoft
Users will benefit from a different experience that includes enhanced performance, strong security for handling PDF files, better text selection, and read-aloud narration, in addition to more accurate colors and visuals, richer graphics, and greater accessibility. There will be no additional cost for these features.
It is good for those who download their files and view them on their way somewhere. They are giving users a better experience and a unique experience.
“Bringing Adobe and Microsoft closer together is good for productivity and good for customers,” said Jared Spataro, vice president, Modern Work & Business Applications at Microsoft corporate.
Jared Spataro said “Adobe’s PDF technology in Microsoft Edge means users will have fast and secure access to critical digital document capabilities.”
“PDF is essential for modern business, accelerating productivity in a world where automation and collaboration are more critical than ever,” Ashley Still, SVP and GM, Adobe, said.
“By bringing the global standard in PDF experience to Microsoft Edge and the billion-plus Windows users worldwide, Adobe and Microsoft are using our joint heritage and expertise in productivity to take an important step forward in making modern, secure, and connected work and life a reality.”
The ability to edit text and images, convert PDFs to other file formats, and merge files are just a few of the more advanced functionalities that users with an Acrobat subscription can access from anywhere, including immediately inside Microsoft Edge via an extension.
Customers of Microsoft Edge who currently subscribe to Adobe Acrobat can use the Acrobat extension inside Edge without paying any additional fees.
The web browser is where individuals communicate, share information, and complete tasks in the cloud in the age of digital transformation. Trillions of PDF files are used by users worldwide on desktop, mobile, and the web.
Users of Windows 10 and Windows 11 may use the industry-leading PDF capabilities of Adobe directly within the Microsoft Edge web browser without having to download or open a different program thanks to Adobe Acrobat capabilities enabling the experience in Edge.
Many users are using this to present their works, submit their assignments, show their creativity, and express themselves. With this new and incoming experience, users will be able to show their inner skills in creativity by putting in an effort to present a unique presentation and by editing the easiest and fastest file.
The switch to the integrated Microsoft Edge PDF reader with Adobe Acrobat’s capabilities will happen in stages, with managed devices initially having the opportunity to opt-in and to better serve the needs of enterprises using controlled devices. In March 2024, Microsoft Edge PDF using the legacy engine will no longer receive security updates.
This announcement is a part of an ongoing project between Adobe and Microsoft that is changing how people work and live online by giving Microsoft users access to Adobe’s market-leading PDF, e-signature, and document automation solutions.
This Adobe PDF and e-sign integration in Microsoft Edge expands the company’s already extensive portfolio of Adobe and e-sign integrations across Microsoft products like Microsoft 365, Teams, SharePoint, and more.
This represents another milestone in our joint effort to help people be more innovative, efficient, and productive in their daily lives and work online.