Microsoft Edge now lets you use Digital Pen to highlight text in PDFs

Few hours ago we covered the release of Microsoft Edge 85. This version comes with PDF Highlighter tool and other new features. Yesterday, Microsoft announced it will add pen support to the Highlighter tool for PDFs in Edge version 86.

Microsoft says the feature will be useful for researchers and students who read a lot of PDFs and allows you to highlight PDF content just like physical paper.

“We heard that being able to highlight content in PDFs is important to you, so we launched highlighting support in Microsoft Edge version 85. Now we are pleased to announce that, starting in version 86, we are expanding the highlighting functionality to include support for a digital pen!”

The experience may be different if using a digital pen over the mouse, but the feature works the same.

Open a PDF from your computer or web in Edge browser, click or tap the “Highlight” option on the toolbar to enter highlight mode, select a color and select the important text.

PDF Bookmark Tool in Edge

If you made a mistake, use the Eraser option provided in the toolbar to erase unnecessary highlights. After clicking or tapping the Erase button, you will enter erase mode.

So, try the feature on Edge 86 Canary or Dev and send your feedback to the Edge team using the Feedback tool included in the Edge browser.

What is your opinion on this feature? Let us know in the comments below.

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