Master PDF Summarization with AI in Microsoft Edge: A Step-by-Step Guide

Isn’t it normal to get lengthy PDF documents that we don’t want to read but are important? It can be a circulation of a new business policy update from the higher authority, or a boring and lengthy health insurance terms and conditions document. Whatever the case may be, it is often not important to read every sentence in the document. 

But we still need to read the whole document and jot down the important points that do matter. All that takes unnecessary time that can be saved to do something more useful. What if you get somebody to read and summarize the document for you? Yes, it is possible, and today I will talk about how to do that with Microsoft Edge. No, you don’t need an assistant for this purpose.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with how you can summarize PDF documents with Microsoft Edge.

Summarize PDFs on Microsoft Edge easily

The ability of Microsoft Edge to summarize PDF documents works well with both PC and the Android version of Microsoft Edge.

Get started by opening the PDF file in Microsoft Edge. If you have downloaded a PDF using Microsoft Edge, and open it from Downloads, it will automatically open in Microsoft Edge.

If you want to open an existing PDF file on your computer using Microsoft Edge, right-click on the file, hover over to ‘Open with’, and hence click on ‘Microsoft Edge’.

Once it is open in Microsoft Edge, click on the ‘Ask Copilot’ button as shown in the screenshot below, and wait for some time before you can start asking questions or summarize it.

Once Copilot is ready to accept questions, click on the small drop-down menu above the chatbox, and select ‘This page’.

The name of the PDF file will also be displayed beside it for your reference. 

Now type in the following prompt or something similar in meaning to the one below.

“Summarize the PDF and explain all the points in brief.”

Now, wait for some time, and the desired results will be available to you.

Here the document is about the policy terms and conditions of a health insurance policy. You can also ask specific questions that you have in mind.

For example, you can ask a question regarding the tax benefit of the health insurance policy, or the waiting period for a specific disease.

“What are the tax benefits of the insurance policy?”


“Is there any co-payment clause for the policy? If so please illustrate.”

Based on the type of document, you can ask Copilot relevant questions, and get the answers right away. You can save a lot of time by summarizing PDFs in this way.

So, that’s all about how to summarize PDFs on Microsoft Edge. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment on the same below.

**Disclaimer:** The mention of Star Health in this article is purely for illustration purposes. This blog has no affiliation with, nor does it endorse, sponsor, or promote Star Health in any way. Any references to Star Health are not intended to suggest a relationship or partnership with InkedFreedom.