[Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

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[Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby translator » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:20 pm

I am new to Open Office. Searched online as well as in the forums. Could not find any suggestions how to open two documents at the same time and view one page each, side by side viewing. Is this possible in Open Office?
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Re: Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:28 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

See: [Issue] How to edit pages side-by-side using OOo Writer?
You should vote for the issues (19291 & 91001).
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Re: [Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby John_Ha » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Double click fred.odt.
Double click bill.odt.

You now have two separate instances of Writer running. Arrange the windows side by side.

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Re: [Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby translator » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:44 am

As soon as I double-click on the second document, the first document disappears from the screen. How do you get two separate documents on your screen at the same time?
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Re: [Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:55 am

Did it minimise to the System Tray?

Resize the first screen to occupy a small proportion of the screen.

My system is a standard installation.
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Re: [Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby Bill » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:12 am

translator wrote:As soon as I double-click on the second document, the first document disappears from the screen. How do you get two separate documents on your screen at the same time?

AOO doesn't manage the size and location of windows. That's handled by the window manager of your computer operating system. If you're using Windows 10, drag one open document window to one side of the screen. That window will then resize to fill half of the screen and Windows 10 will display the other open windows reduced in size. Click the other document window and it will fill the other half of the screen.
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Re: [Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby LastUnicorn » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:32 pm

translator wrote:As soon as I double-click on the second document, the first document disappears from the screen. How do you get two separate documents on your screen at the same time?

Likely the window of the second document just covers the window of the first document - this is what happens on my system too (as Bill says this behaviour will be part of your operating system). To test this, when the second window opens, just drag it to one side - you might then see the first window underneath the second window.

That said, if you, in the first instance, launch Writer directly from your Start Menu then you will get presented with a new blank document (never having had any text in it). Then when you double-click an .odt file to open then that .odt document you just double-clicked will replace the already displayed first (new, blank) document. (At least, that's what happens on my system.)
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Re: [Issue] Side by Side View of 2 documents

Postby mok.monster » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:09 am

Easy AS. click in the document then hold the 'windows' logo key down and press the arrow key either right or left
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