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How do I view two documents at the same time in PDF-XChange Editor or PDF-XChange Viewer?

Question:

How do I view two documents at the same time in PDF-XChange Viewer or PDF-XChange Editor?

Answer:

PDF-XChange Editor

Follow the steps below to view documents at the same time:

1. Open the documents. Note that document names are detailed in the document tab:

2. Click and drag documents from the document tab to open them in a separate window. Alternatively, to view documents in the same window, click and drag documents onto the docking points that appear when documents are dragged from the document tab:

Drop documents on the left/right/upper/lower docking points as desired. They will then be docked in the corresponding place in relation to the other document:

Alternatively, the Document Tabs options in View tab of the Ribbon Toolbar can be used to adjust the layout of documents:

  • Click Active Document to New Horizontal Tab Group to move the active document to a new horizontal tab.
  • Click Active Document to New Vertical Tab Group to move the active document to a new vertical tab.
  • Click All Documents to One Tab Group to move all open documents to a single tab group. This option is intended for use when the options above have been used to change the tab layout.

Follow the steps below to view two instances of the same document at the same time:

1. Click View in the Ribbon Toolbar.

2. Hover over the Split icon.

3. Select Horizontal Split or Vertical Split:

Two instances of the same document will then be displayed. If one of these documents is edited then the other will also update:

Further information on positioning panes and windows in PDF-XChange Editor is available here.

PDF-XChange Viewer

Follow the steps below to view different documents at the same time:

1. Click Edit in the Menu Toolbar.

2. Click Preferences. The Preferences dialog box will open.

3. Select the General tab in the Categories section.

4. Ensure the Tabbed Documents box is cleared in the Documents Layout section:

5. Click Apply and then click OK.

6. Click Window in in the Menu Toolbar.

7. Click Tile Vertically or Tile Horizontally as desired. A vertical split is detailed below:

Follow the steps below to view two instances of the same document at the same time:

1. Open the desired document in PDF-XChange Viewer.

2. Click Edit in the Menu Toolbar.

3. Click Preferences. The Preferences dialog box will open.

4. Select the General tab in the Categories section.

5. Ensure the Allow Multiple Instances box is selected in the Application section:

6. Click Apply and then click OK.

7. Open a new instance of PDF-XChange Viewer.

8. Open a second instance of the desired document.

Please note that it is not possible to save changes to documents when more than one instance is open.

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