Adobe and Microsoft bringing Acrobat PDF capabilities to more than 1.4 billion users through Edge browser

Microsoft has announced that with the software major Adobe, It is bringing Adobe Acrobat PDF capabilities to more than 1.4 billion Microsoft Windows users in Microsoft Edge next month.

Adobe and Microsoft Acrobat PDF

Adobe Acrobat PDF will provide accurate colors and graphics, improved performance, and more

Microsoft announced in a blog post that Adobe and Microsoft are taking the next step in their commitment to transforming ‘the future of digital work and life” by bringing Adobe Acrobat’s PDF capabilities to more than 1.4 billion Microsoft Windows users through the Edge browser.

Together, the two companies are updating the PDF experience and value users have come to expect in Microsoft Edge by powering the built-in PDF reader with the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine.

This will provide users with a better PDF experience with more accurate colors and graphics, improved performance, strong security for PDF handling, and greater accessibility, as well as better text selection and read-aloud narration, which will all be available free of cost.

But users who need advanced digital document features like the ability to edit text and images, convert PDFs to other file formats, and more, can purchase an Acrobat subscription. And Microsoft Edge users with existing Adobe Acrobat subscriptions can use the Acrobat extension inside Edge without extra cost.

Corporate Vice President, Modern Work & Business Applications of Microsoft Jared Spataro said “Adobe’s PDF technology in Microsoft Edge means users will have fast and secure access to critical digital document capabilities.”

The tech giant also mentioned that users across the world interact with trillions of PDF files across the web, mobile, and desktop.

With Adobe Acrobat capabilities powering the PDF experience in Edge, Windows 10 and Windows 11 users can use Adobe’s best-in-class PDF capabilities within the Microsoft Edge web browser, without the need to download or switch to a separate application

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