Does Windows 10 have a built in PDF editor?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

Windows 10 does have a built-in PDF editor called Microsoft Edge. With the recent updates to the Edge browser, you can now easily view and edit PDF files without the need for any additional software.

To use the PDF editing features in Microsoft Edge, you can follow these steps:

1. Launch Microsoft Edge: Open the Start menu, type “Microsoft Edge,” and click on the Edge browser icon to open it.

2. Open a PDF file: Either drag and drop a PDF file into the Edge browser window or use the “Open file” option in the top-right corner to locate and select the PDF file you want to edit.

3. Edit the PDF: Once the PDF file is open in Edge, you can start editing it. The editing options available in Edge are quite basic compared to dedicated PDF editors, but they still allow you to make simple changes. You can add text, highlight or underline text, draw on the PDF, and even add notes.

4. Save the edited PDF: After making the desired changes to the PDF, you can save it by clicking on the disk icon in the top-right corner. You can choose to save it as a new file or overwrite the original file.

While Microsoft Edge provides basic PDF editing capabilities, it may not be suitable for more complex editing tasks. If you need to perform advanced edits such as rearranging pages, adding or removing images, or redacting sensitive information, you may want to consider using dedicated PDF editing software like Adobe Acrobat or other third-party alternatives.

In my personal experience, I have found Microsoft Edge’s built-in PDF editing features to be sufficient for quick and simple edits. However, for more extensive editing requirements, I have relied on dedicated PDF editing software.

Windows 10 does offer a built-in PDF editor through the Microsoft Edge browser, but its capabilities are limited compared to dedicated PDF editing software. Depending on your specific editing needs, you may find the built-in editor to be adequate or prefer to use a more feature-rich third-party application.