Google Chrome makes PDFs easy to view but it’s another story to edit them. Now, Google Chrome is planning the ability to download an edited copy of PDFs via the browser, with a change in development.
If you’ve ever had to fill in fields in a Google Chrome PDF file, you ‘re likely familiar with the annoyance that comes with the downloaded version of that file being free of all the edits you’ve created. That will be resolved in the not-too-distant future , hopefully.
Chrome Story spotted a request for code change which asks the PDF viewer to add the ability to download an edited copy of a PDF. When introduced, this new option will appear only on a PDF with fields that can be edited, and Google Chrome, only after editing those fields.
And what is all this going to look like? The UI is shown off in a Chromium bug file. When a document is edited and the user clicks the download button, two options appear. One, to get a blank copy of the text, “Original” The other, “Edited Document” for downloading the modified PDF.
This feature will start to appear in Google Chrome ‘s upcoming Canary releases, but it will be at least a few months before it appears in stable versions.