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Microsoft Edge will soon support Adobe Acrobat PDF technology

What you need to know

  • Adobe Acrobat PDF capabilities are coming to Microsoft Edge.
  • Microsoft Edge’s built-in PDF reader will be powered by Adobe Acrobat tech, which should deliver more accurate colors and improved performance.
  • Narration, improved text selection, and improved security will also be available within Edge’s PDF reader.
  • Purchasing an Acrobat subscription will provide access to more features within Edge through a browser extension.

Microsoft and Adobe just announced that the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine will come to Microsoft Edge later this year. Beginning in March 2023, Edge’s built-in PDF reader will use the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine. Microsoft promised the shift would result in higher fidelity, more accurate colors and graphics, and improved security in its announcement post. The company also highlighted that the switch would bring better security and greater accessibility.

“PDF is essential for modern business, accelerating productivity in a world where automation and collaboration are more critical than ever,” said Adobe SVP and GM Ashley Still. “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.”


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