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ADGrimes
Making moves
Status: In development

It would be great to be able to match the built in PDF editing tools that Microsoft Edge has, specifically the highlighting and drawing tools. This is one of the reasons I can't use Firefox for working with PDFs.

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igorlogius
Familiar face

A webbrowser is not a "PDF viewer/editor" and should not be bloated with the addional functionality.

People might like the idea because it would fit their workflow but convenience should not superseed purpose/design or security aspects.

I am fine with it being an optional protocol, which extension can handle/render ... but not everyone wants or needs their pdf reader to be integrated into the browser.

It seems that  posts like these are opened for each content-type found on the internet. (EPUB, ISO, Torrent, ...) 

I really hope mozilla will soon extend the protocol and content-type handling functionality for the web-exentsion API. Than these posts ... should vanish by themself.

 

 

filloBuccia
Making moves

A collaboration with OnlyOffice, that already has a pdf modifier tool, would be great. They're both privacy open source focused company.

Sisebuto_
Strollin' around

Additionally, if a simple presenter view would be added to that reader, for example to be used with Beamer presentations, witch included a Clock/Timer/Countdown and slide splitting to be used in the way Pacien (GitHub https://github.com/pacien/beamer-viewer) did, would be absolutely great and different. I love the reveal.js speaker's interface design too.

marco
Employee
Employee

Thank you everyone for your idea and suggestions, we are starting to build some basic PDF editing features. Initially we will support inserting text, with color and font size selection, and drawing, with color and line thickness selection.

The feature is currently available in Nightly behind a pref, you can test it out if you want, but do take into account that the UI/UX will likely change.

You can follow along the development in the meta bug at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1774350 and in the GitHub project at https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/projects/9.

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,

Great news!

This idea was shared with our internal teams, and we're happy to report that it's "In development."

Please refer to @marco's post for more info and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

ADGrimes
Making moves

That's great news, thanks @Jon @marco . Will this be on mobile too, or just desktop for now?

marco
Employee
Employee

For now it will just be desktop.

sewar
New member

I mostly study or read PDFs on Firefox,it would be nice to add a pen tool or highlighting tool so i can draw on the PDF while studying.

kessi
Strollin' around

yeah this feature will make Firefox better. Right now Firefox is good for only watching PDF and printing it. It would be better to add this feature for us who are tired of opening edge closing edge and opening Firefox for searching purpose. This make me to want to use edge more often. Though I don't like Microsoft collecting data.

sumedh135131
New member

If you use edge browser and then use this one you can clearly see what is missing in odf vioew setting. Many settings such and highlight, add text, write are missing which is stopping me from making this browser as my default browser..