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Microsoft Edge Canary Now Lets Select Insiders Capture Screenshots From PDF Documents

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Rabia Noureen

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Microsoft Edge Canary Now Lets Select Insiders Capture Screenshots From PDF Documents

Microsoft Edge has started testing a new update that will allow users to capture screenshots from PDF documents. The feature was recently spotted by Reddit user u/Leopeva64-2, and it’s currently available for select Microsoft Edge Insiders in the Canary channel (version 99.0.1111.0).

Microsoft introduced the new Web Capture tool in its Edge browser back in January. Previously, the feature only allowed users to capture or mark up content across the web, and it was not available for PDF documents. However, the latest Edge Canary update extends its basic screen capture functionality by bringing support for PDFs.

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Capture PDF as screenshot in Microsoft Edge

Using the Web Capture tool in Microsoft Edge

To use the Web Capture tool, Microsoft Edge Insiders will need to download the latest Canary build and then follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open a pdf document, click the Settings menu (. . .) available in the top right corner of the browser, and select the “Web Capture” option. Alternatively, you can also use the Ctrl+Shift+S keyboard shortcut to open the Web Capture tool.
  • Now use the selection tool to capture screenshots from the PDF document. Once selected, you will see some additional options to copy the image to the clipboard and add notes to the screenshot. There is also an option to save the images, share the screenshots as well as add them to a Collection.

It is important to note that these improvements are gradually rolling out to Edge Canary Insiders, and it’s not available for everyone just yet. The addition of PDF support should make the Web Capture tool more useful for people who rely on taking quick notes from PDF files. The Edge Insider team will keep listening to user feedback while the feature is in preview, and we hope that it will soon make its way to the Dev and Stable channel.

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