Microsoft Edge gets new features in every Edge Canary and Dev update, from built-in screenshot tools to new PDF page views. It is part of Microsoft’s plan to migrate all existing Edge features to Chrome Edge and compete with Google Chrome. When the Chrome Edge was first launched, you’d find that there were only basic PDF features, and you could only navigate, zoom in, zoom out, save, print, or share between pages.
Over the past few months, Microsoft has added a number of features to the PDF reader, including a new feature that allows Edge to identify the structure of the document itself and provide access to the directory. For now, browsers such as Google Chrome and Edge simply let users zoom in, zoom out, or adjust the width of the document. Microsoft hopes to further improve the reading experience with the new Page View feature. This is a new feature added by Edge that lets users use a computer screen as a journal and display two pages at the same time.
Users can now open a PDF inside Microsoft Edge and access the new Page View option from the browser’s toolbar, which swipes down from the top of the page. Options in the toolbar include: content table, zoom in, zoom out, zoom in, rotate, fit page, and page view. Clicking on the “Page View” option in the toolbar will allow the user to change the layout and display two PDF pages adjacent to each other.
This is a fairly neat add-on, and Microsoft is also developing other PDF features, including PDF notes. Note that Microsoft does not intend to compete with mature PDF editors, but microsoft wants to enhance Edge’s reputation as a PDF reader on Windows.