View (and maybe even edit) pdf files on iCloud Drive

I use iCloud Drive at www.icloud.com to store pdf files. I would like to be able to view and edit these pdf files the same way you can view and edit "Pages" documents using the Pages app.  Is this possible? At this point, If I double-click one of the pdf files, all it will do is download, which I don't want to do.  I like Apple. But, it seems there are too many limitations using the web interface.
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Rahul MehtaApple certified TECHNICAL COORDINATORCommented:
Currently there is no such option
Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
PDF is a proprietary file format controlled by Adobe and has nothing to do with Apple.
The tools to EDIT PDFs are very limited .. there are NO tools on iCloud/Dropbox/GoogleDrive or OneDrive by Microsoft to EDIT PDFs so this is not a limitation of iCloud .. it is universal.  If you have a PDF viewer plugin in your browser you should be able to view PDFs (rather than download).  This works on Google Drive and Dropbox but Apple currently do not support online viewing of PDFs.

The iCloud Drive is really just for Apple-only applications like Pages, Numbers, Keynote .. for backing up your iDevice and Photos and Music.  Apple are not keen to use iCloud for other file formats and although you can put any file on your iCloud Drive .. it is purely for storage and not viewing and editing. If you want a more file-friendly cloud solution I'd recommend Google Drive or Dropbox.


To edit PDFs there are basically 2 levels of tool
1. Annonation, Comment, Overlay - these tools allow you to add comments, notes and signatures to PDFs but you cannot delete or edit any of the content on the file itself.
Applications include the Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, iAnnotate on iOS etc. etc. there are lots of free and $$ commercial software to annotate PDFs

2. Full editor .. Adobe software such as Illustrator, Acrobat, Indesign, Photoshop can change the content of files... there are NO free tools as Adobe tightly control licensed software.

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MarkLoveExExAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the highly informative response. I wish that Apple would at least provide support for online viewing. Mark
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