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October 12, 2023

How to Edit PDF in Firefox

Dealing with PDF documents can be a major hassle, especially when the document requires filling in fields or you need to add your signature to it. There are a few tools that can help you with these tasks, but they require the use of a third-party application and tend to be a bit buggy.

The built-in PDF reader within Firefox, which is currently in beta, has received some light editing tools to make dealing with these types of files a little easier. It can now be used to complete forms, write text, and draw on PDFs, making it a much more useful tool. While it might be a bit more difficult to handle complex PDF documents, it will work for many simple ones.

To enable the PDF editing features, type about:config into the browser’s address bar and press return. Click the ‘Accept Risk’ button to confirm that you want to continue, and search for the preference named pdfjs.annotationEditorMode. The value should be set to 2, but if it’s not, double-click the preference and input 2 into the text box.

While these editing options are helpful, they do not offer the comprehensive features that a tool like SwifDoo PDF can provide. It has a powerful OCR that can extract text from images, and it also allows you to convert PDF files to other formats. Additionally, it offers 256-bit SSL encryption to protect your data from online threats. This is a significant advantage over the default PDF viewer in Firefox, which does not have this feature.