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Google and Adobe introduce shortcut tools let you create, compress and convert PDF files

The Google Chrome browser is undeniably one of the best web browsers for internet users with its user-friendly interface.

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Recently, Google has rolled out a bunch of new handy features such as focus mode, extensions toolbar menu, tab groups, the real search box in the new tab page, tab hover cards, text fragment anchor, global media controls, Windows OS spell checker, back-forward cache, heavy ad intervention, pdf two-up view as well as quieter messaging to shut off instantly the annoying notifications prompt of all websites.

The above-mentioned features would prove a great boon for chrome users to enhance productivity at work and to make their experience better.

As of yet, download later to schedule downloads, read later to save tabs for later, save web pages as tagged PDFs, the ability to copy images in chrome is in the pipeline that is not available to the general public, it is expected that these might be available publicly shortly. These much-awaited features might be an important milestone for the Chrome browser.

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Thanks to a joint effort between Google and Adobe, Chrome has now incorporated the ability to create, compress, and convert documents to PDF that had been much-wanted for a long time. These abilities can be accessed in the form of shortcuts in the address bar of the browser. 

If you want to avail these services more than once a day, then for that you will have to create an adobe account or you can sign in with your existing Google, Facebook and Apple as well for one of Adobe’s Acrobat plans. 

These features are similar to .new links series which were introduced by Google to create a new Google document ( and a spreadsheet ( or Google form ( respectively.

Let us know how to use these shortcut tools directly from the address bar.

1. To create a PDF from Microsoft Office or image file, simply type in your browser’s address bar. Now select the file to create a new PDF file. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the desired file to create a new PDF file.

2. To create a PDF form that you can fill out, sign, save and send, just type in the address bar of your browser. Now select the file to fill, sign, and send.

3. To convert JPG format to PDF, you will have to enter in Chrome’s address bar. Now select the file you want to convert from JPG to PDF.

4. To bring the size of the PDF files down, just type in the address bar of chrome. Now select the file to reduce the size of the massive files before sending them to anyone.

5. To create stand out social media content with Adobe Spark Post, just type in the address bar of your browser. In addition, you can use your own logos, colours and fonts.

Adobe shortcut tools to create pdf

(Image credit: Adobe)

In addition to the .new shortcuts above, Adobe is also launching 20 super free PDF actions for everyone. 

So this was all about the shortcut tools introduced by Google and Adobe to create, compress and convert PDF files still, if you have any doubts you can drop your queries below in the comment box.

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Mukesh Patidar
Mukesh Patidar
I am a professional tech writer and YouTuber. Tech writing and video creation is a passion for me. Basically, I enjoy exploring new technologies, tips, tricks and much more. Currently, I am focussing on it.


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