Here is a guide that shows you how to sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge. Signatures are basically used to get or provide consent or approval on documents like contracts, legal documents, applications, forms, and more. Just like how you add inked signatures on a hard-paper document, you can also add an electronic signature to your PDF document in the Edge browser.
Microsoft Edge is a great PDF viewer for Windows 11/10 with some good PDF reading and annotation tools. Additionally, you can easily draw and add a handwritten signature to a PDF document right from the Edge browser. In this post, we will discuss two methods to electronically sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge. Let us check out these methods now!
These are the main methods to sign a PDF document in the Edge browser:
Now, let’s discuss these two methods in elaboration!
You can simply sign a PDF file using the Draw tool in the Edge browser. These are the basic steps to digitally sign a PDF in Microsoft Edge:
Let us discuss the above-mentioned steps in detail!
Firstly, simply launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC. Then, you need to import a PDF document file that you want to sign using the Ctrl + O hotkey.
After you open the input PDF file, you will see various PDF reading as well as annotation features on the top toolbar. You will see page view, rotate, zoom, read aloud, highlight, erase, etc. To sign a PDF, you need to use the Draw tool; simply click on the Draw option. And, choose the ink properties including the color and thickness of the drawing pen.
Now, draw your handwritten signature with the drawing pen anywhere on the PDF document. In case of any mistake, click on the Erase option and then delete the drawn signatures. You can then redraw the signature in the PDF.
Next, you need to save the PDF with an added handwritten signature. For that, click on the Save button to save the signature in the original PDF. Or, you can use the Save as button to create a new PDF document with a handwritten signature.
So, this is how you can easily sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge using its native draw feature.
Some add-ons for Edge enable you to add a signature to your PDF right in the browser. In this post, we are going to use this free add-on service called Digital Signature for PDF Files. It is a dedicated add-on service using which you can add handwritten signatures to a PDF file in the Edge browser. This add-on service also lets you draw individual handwritten signatures and download them in PDF, JPG, and PNG format. You can then add the created signatures to your Word, PDF, and other documents.
Here are the main steps to sign a PDF in Microsoft Edge using this add-on:
Now, let us elaborate on these steps for you!
Firstly, launch the Microsoft Edge browser and open the Add-ons page in it. To do so, go to the three-bar menu and click on the Extensions option.
Next, press the Get extensions for Microsoft Edge option and it will navigate you to the Edge Add-ons page.
In the search bar, type and enter Digital Signature for PDF Files. You will see the Digital Signature for PDF Files add-on in the result. Click on the Get button to install and add this extension to the Edge browser.
Now, click on the icon of this newly installed add-on from the extension badge. And, press the PDF and Advanced Options button.
A Signature Pad page will open up in a new tab. In this tab, click on the Pick a PDF File option to browse and load the source PDF document to which you want to add a handwritten signature.
After that, you need to set up the drawing options to draw a signature including minimum line width, maximum line width, minimum dot distance, pen color, and velocity factor. Configure these options and then draw a signature on the PDF at any part of it. You can also select the page of the PDF on which you want to add a handwritten signature.
In case you want to delete the added signature and draw a new signature, tap on the New Signature option and then draw your signature. It also provides you an Undo option to undo a previous action.
When you are done signing a PDF document, choose PDF Document as the Save Format and then click on the Download to Disk button to save the signed PDF document.
This is how you can draw a signature and sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge using this free add-on.
Microsoft Edge allows some basic editing as of now. It provides a few annotation features including Highlight, Draw, and Erase using which you can draw annotations on a PDF document. You can also rotate pages of a PDF document in Edge.
Also, the new Chromium-based Edge browser supports Chrome-based extensions, so you can search for a PDF editing extension on the Edge Add-ons page and install one to edit PDF in Edge.
Signing a PDF in Windows 10 is quite easy. You can draw and add a signature to a PDF in Windows using various software and tools like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Foxit Reader, SmallPDF, and some other PDF readers.
You can enable digital signature in Microsoft Edge. However, this feature is available in the Microsoft Edge Canary version as of now. You can check out the detailed procedure to enable and validate the digital signatures in Microsoft Edge that we covered earlier.
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It is quite easy to digitally sign a PDF document in Windows 10. You can use a free software like Advanced PDF Utilities Free that allows you to edit as well as digitally sign a PDF file. Also, you can electronically sign a PDF document right from your Edge browser that we already discussed in this article.
Hope this article helps you sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge browse using two simple methods.
Microsoft Print to PDF option can help you save a webpage as PDF via any browser like Edge, Chrome, etc., and it is an in-built tool included in Windows 11/10. However, if you want to show or hide Microsoft Print to PDF printer in Windows 11/10, you can follow this tutorial. There are multiple methods you can follow, and they will let you get the same job done.
To show or hide Microsoft Print to PDF printer, use these tools or methods:
To learn more about these methods, continue reading.
It is possible to use the Command Prompt to remove or hide Microsoft Print to PDF option while saving a webpage to PDF or printing a document in Windows 10. Not only the Microsoft Print to PDF, but also you can remove almost any visible and non-connected print using this Command Prompt method.
To get started, open Command Prompt on your computer. For that, you can search for cmd in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual result. After that, type the following command and press the Enter button:
printui.exe /dl /n "Microsoft Print to PDF"
Once done, you will no longer be able to find Microsoft Print to PDF while printing a document or anything else. If you want to hide another printer, you have to replace Microsoft Print to PDF with the original name of the desired printer.
Like Command Prompt, you can use Windows PowerShell to hide or remove Microsoft Print to PDF option from the list of printers. As usual, you can use the same (with minor customization) command to remove any other printer that you no longer use on your Windows 10 computer.
To get started with the Windows PowerShell method, search for powershell in the Taskbar search box, and click on the respective search result. Then, type the following command and press the Enter button:
Remove-Printer -Name "Microsoft Print to PDF"
Note: If you use the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell method to hide or remove the Microsoft Print to PDF printer, you have to use the Windows Features panel to remove and add the printer when you want to get it back. In other words, you can follow the fifth guide mentioned in the list here.
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Devices and Printers, in Control Panel, is such panel, where you can find all the connected devices, such as your monitor/s, mouse, speakers, fax machine, printers, etc. It is possible to manage those devices from this panel to not have to navigate to different paths for different devices.
Like said, you can add a new device and remove one when needed with the help of Devices and Printers. In other words, it is possible to remove Microsoft Print to PDF printer from Windows 10 using this section in Control Panel.
To get started, search for the control panel in the Taskbar search box and open the Control Panel by clicking the individual result. Make sure that the View by is set to Large icons. If so, click on the Devices and Printers option.
Next, right-click on the Microsoft Print to PDF printer and select the Remove device option.
Then, click on the Yes button in the confirmation window.
That’s all! Once the process is completed, you can’t find the Microsoft Print to PDF printer anymore.
This method is probably the easiest step you can follow as you can complete it within moments. Like all the other methods, you can remove any installed printer from the list of printers with the help of Windows Settings.
For getting started, you need to open Windows Settings on your computer. For that, you can open the Start Menu and click on the settings gear icon. Alternatively, you can press the Win+I keyboard shortcut to open the same.
Next, go to the Devices section and switch to the Printers & scanners tab. Here you can find all the connected and non-connected printers on your right-hand side. You have to select the Microsoft Print to PDF option and click on the Remove device option/button.
Then, click the Yes option in the confirmation popup.
Read: List Printers using the same printer driver, separately.
All the aforementioned methods help you hide the Microsoft Print to PDF printer temporarily. However, if you want to remove the entire package or feature, remove it from the Windows Features panel.
For that, you can search for windows features in the Taskbar search box and click on the Turn Windows features on or off option in the search result.
Remove the tick from the Microsoft Print to PDF checkbox and click the OK button.
It will take some time to complete the process. Once done, you have to restart your computer to finish the step.
After restarting, you won’t find the Microsoft Print to PDF printer in Windows 11/10.
That’s all! Hope these methods helped you.
Read: Ways to Enable or Disable Optional Windows Features.
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Microsoft and Adobe have collaborated on "natively embedding" new Adobe Acrobat PDF technology into the Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems, according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.
This new Adobe Acrobat PDF engine will start to appear in Edge for unmanaged Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems as early as March. It'll be replacing the current "legacy engine" that's already in the Edge browser. These unmanaged Windows users won't have an opt-out option.
Organizations overseeing managed devices won't get the new engine in March, but they can opt in to get it then, if wanted, according to Microsoft's FAQ announcement. The policy to opt into using the new engine is called "NewPDFReaderOptInEnabled."
Organizations with managed Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices will start getting their rollout of the new Adobe Acrobat PDF engine in September. They'll also have an opt-out policy option at that time. However, this September opt-out policy will just supply organizations a six-month reprieve, as Microsoft intends to remove the old engine on March 31, 2024. That's also the date when the opt-out policy will expire for organizations.
The switch to the new embedded engine in Edge is being done to enhance the PDF document experience, such as adding "higher fidelity for more accurate colors and graphics, improved performance, strong security for PDF handling, and greater accessibility," Microsoft's announcement indicated. The improvements and PDF reading capabilities don't cost users. However, users with Adobe Acrobat subscriptions can also tap an Acrobat extension in Edge that lets them perform actions such as "edit text and images, convert PDFs to other file formats, and combine files," Microsoft's FAQ indicated. Users also will be able to buy access to such "advanced features" from within the Edge browser.
The new Acrobat engine will continue to provide access to the same features as were available in the legacy engine, Microsoft assured. One coming change with the new engine will be an Adobe brand icon, which will appear "in the bottom corner" of PDFs.
Microsoft and Adobe also are working to add the new Acrobat PDF engine to the Edge browser for macOS systems. However, there's not projected date, with Microsoft saying that "we will have more to share at a later date."
Adobe's landing page describing the integration offered a broader picture than just a new Acrobat engine in the Edge browser. Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Sign (an electronic signature app) are integrated across Microsoft 365 applications, Dynamics 365 Sales and Microsoft Purview Information Protection, according to that page.
Adobe and Microsoft are long-term partners. However, it hasn't been too long since Microsoft removed the Adobe Flash video player from Windows in favor of video using HTML5, WebAssembly and WebGL technologies. Microsoft's monthly "update Tuesday" patch releases for Windows systems had often also included patches for Adobe Flash back then.
Microsoft did not describe any Edge patching details that might be associated with coming new Adobe Acrobat engine.
Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.
Microsoft released two small updates for its Edge browser over the weekend. The company sent out a security update on Friday and another one today. While the Friday update fixed a security issue that affected the Edge browser, today’s update addressed security issues that affected all Chromium-based web browsers. Additionally, the update seems to have fixed the problem that prevented PDF files from being printed when accessed through the Edge browser.
Edge 102.0.1245.41 for the Stable release channel is being labeled as a maintenance update that fixes several vulnerabilities. Microsoft is yet to update the Release Notes. However, the company has previously informed about the following vulnerabilities in the Chromium and Edge browsers:
The aforementioned security vulnerabilities affect all browsers that are based on the Chromium engine, which includes Google Chrome. Google confirmed it had patched these vulnerabilities in the Chromium browser on June 9, 2022. Some of the security issues are rated ‘High’. Neither Microsoft nor Google has offered any detailed information about the vulnerabilities yet.
In addition to security fixes, the latest update also addresses a bug with PDF printing. The problem existed since Edge was updated to 102.0.1245.30. Although it wasn’t widespread, a few network administrators claimed all PCs within a network couldn’t print PDF files from the updated browser.
Source: Günter Born