Jun 16 2020 07:01 AM - last edited on Mar 01 2021 10:46 AM by MissyQ
Update - March 1st, 2021: We've published an updated version of this roadmap. Check out Aditi's update over here, and we encourage you to continue to drop your PDF reader feedback into the comments of that post!
Over the course of last year, we worked hard on building a powerful PDF reader that fulfils the needs of compatibility, reliability and security for you and your organization.
The feedback we received from you with the Edge Insider builds has been really encouraging, and here are some of the most asked features that are available today, across Windows and Mac:
Here are the features we’re currently working on:
We are actively looking at feedback from you about the features you find important.
Please feel free to comment below, or submit detailed feedback through the browser (Shift+Alt+I).
Jun 17 2020 05:04 PM
@vygadeka Thanks! While this works, it is not optimal - as you often end up changing the zoom as it is rather difficult to keep your fingers the same separation. The old Edge allows single finger scroll, which means that you can move quickly through documents in a way that is not possible with the new edge. Actually, this is the only reason I keep using the old edge for PDF mark up.
I am often reading research PDF's and marking them up. Length is 20-200 pages. I need to be able to quickly read through them, sometimes stopping for a careful read of 3 or 4 pages. And then resume scanning.
When I have my pen I pretty much *never* use my finger to ink.
Jun 18 2020 02:00 AM
Hello, and thanks for all the work. The PDF is becoming more and more useful. Here go my suggestions:
When you dive into a link inside a PDF you are transported to a very different place, and there is no way to go back to where you were. Edge's navigation arrows don't work within a PDF document. This seriously derails your train of thought when you're reading documentation.
Some obvious back-forth navigation options should be offered (if they exist, I haven't found them). I think Edge's navigation arrows would do just fine. Like in any web page, click "back" until you exit the site, or "forward" if you want, or right-click into history.
You can star as a favorite a local file opened by PDF reader, but you cannot add it to a collection.
When you are reading a document on a PDF reader, generally you don't care about page composition. Page breaks, columns and margins are nuisances.
Really, how many current users have ever seen a 3.5" floppy disk? I almost feel insulted when I recognize the disk+pen icon as "save as" (only I don't, because it brings back fond memories of my Amiga 500, over 30 years ago).
As a system PDF file reader, it would be nice if the PDF reader opened in its dedicated window. The PDF reader should be accessible as a PWA, and maybe given a File-Open option with history.
Thanks for reading.
Jun 18 2020 02:32 AM
Jun 18 2020 08:38 AM
你好，为了实现PDF页面的大声朗读，我下载了Microsoft Edge Beta版，而我的朗读体验却十分糟糕，具体有以下几点：
Jun 18 2020 12:21 PM
The pen sensitivity is something I've picked up on too; inking in the new edge feels less natural to say, OneNote or any of the MS Office programs. I think the sensitivity is a big part in that, and also helps make the ink look more 'real' too - it doesn't quite match how I'd expect my writing to look, with the odd tapering here and there on letters and a small flick on the end of a signature.
Another point on the inking is how it isn't quite fluid; the ink doesn't feel like it leaves the pen tip like actual ink, instead it sits on the page a bit fuzzy before it processes and smoothes itself out. Again, just comparing to OneNote etc, where I really enjoy the inking experience and it feels as close to real drawing/writing as I think we can get with plastic and glass.
Jun 18 2020 09:05 PM
Jun 19 2020 02:11 AM
@Aditi_Gangwar Last week I migrated entirely from using the PDF reader from old Edge to the new. I have increasingly been relying on the PDF reader in Edge and have abandoned three other PDF readers installed on my system. One of my wish is the ability for the PDF reader to handle georeferenced map objects such as exists in Adobe reader. I understand that I may be a minority with this wish but a wish is just a wish.
You are doing a great job.
Jun 19 2020 10:00 PM
Permitan un verdadero modo oscuro en el lector de pdf del navegador, cuando pones el tema oscuro en el navegador la pagina del documento sigue saliendo de color blanco, eso no es un verdadero modo oscuro.