Ever since Microsoft moved to the Chromium-based Edge browser, the firm has been slowly bringing features from legacy Edge to its new offering. These include the new web capture tool, PDF improvements such as markup options, small additions like download options, and much more. Now, another feature making its way to the Canary and Dev channel builds of the browser is support for comments in PDFs.
Users can now open PDF documents in Edge and highlight portions of the PDF to add a text note from the right-click context menu for the selected text. The sticky note-like comments can be deleted easily right from the comment box via the delete icon. Additionally, users can not only add a comment by selecting a new string of text but also directly right-click on an already highlighted text in a PDF. Once the note is added, a small comment icon appears next to the highlighted text, which can be hovered on to read the comment.
The Redmond giant says that it brought this feature – that was added to the roadmap back in June – due to user feedback. A nifty improvement to this would be an addition to the table of contents that lists the notes for easier discoverability in lengthier PDFs. It will be interesting to see if that is something that makes it to the browser in future versions.
Considering that the feature has just begun showing up in the Canary and Dev builds, it will be a while till it makes it to the Beta channel and eventually to all users.