What’s new in Windows 10 Insider build 16188: PDF Reader

Kit McDonald

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Dona Sarkar and the Windows Insider team over at Microsoft hit the big red button to release today’s preview build 16188 for PC. In it, there are quite a few new features to mention, including updates to the PDF Reader in Microsoft Edge.

In true Microsoft fashion, the new PDF Reader features center around support for editing and inking. Users will be able to fill out PDF forms and ink annotations onto the document, as well as other types of annotation such as Web Notes.

Microsoft Edge’s PDF Reader also now has better navigation and viewing. Along with the contextual Table of Contents addition on the sidebar, users are given the tools to rotate PDFs documents in case they were in the wrong direction. There is also a new 2-page layout option letting you read PDFs as book view instead of a single page.

It’s clear that when Microsoft ended the PDF Reader’s app development that they wanted users to experience it in Edge instead. But many users found the browser’s feature to be lackluster given its competition. These features play a major step forward for the in-browser PDF Reader, bringing the default to the forefront as user-friendly.

Windows Insiders can play with the PDF Reader after updating today to try out the newest features. Insiders, let us know what you think it the comments below or tweet us @OnMSFT.