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Windows 7: Viewing pages side by side (from a single PDF)?


25 Sep 2013   #21

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i think the others thought you wanted to open two instances of a one page pdf.
easy enough to misunderstand,
the level of skills the members here have (that perhaps misunderstood) would suggest they are not stupid in anyway and so perhaps you should drop the defence stance you seem to be taking with people, i posted to help clear up what people were misunderstanding,and to offer a solution to your question
so in the spirit and style in which your are posting i will state that i didnt suggest you used adobe acrobat to view the pdf pages side by side but that i stated that adobe READER can do what you are after.
adobe reader being a lighter weight software than Acrobat,just making that clear so there is no misunderstanding

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25 Sep 2013   #22
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25 Sep 2013   #23

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Hmm i don't see which confusion it could generate. Yes it's a single PDF file, meaning only one... I've never ever seen a PDF with a single page by the way. And in that case i wouldn't ask to view page side by side anyways...
Really? You're a newbie, just found out what PDF is and that's why you do not know it so well? OK, let me tell you, there's a lot single page PDF documents out there. Short instructions, licence agreements, receipts etc. I don't even want to think how many hundreds or thousands I have those single page PDFs stored on my computers, receipts from online stores, transaction receipts from online banking and so on.

As is so often proved here at the Seven Forums, when a member does not know something it does not make it a fact.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
What i want is not necessary ALL pages side by side, like a book, but maybe just 2, like Microsoft WORD let you do. I know Acrobat does that but... I prefer light weight apps..
You tell us you state your request clearly, then you post like this? "What i want is not necessary ALL pages side by side..."? Not necessary but you'd prefer it? My mobile phone's manual is a 126 page PDF, so to use it as an example you would like to show those 126 pages side by side? Not necessary but rather?

If the last part of your request is enough ("...but maybe just 2"), I recommend you to install Adobe PDF reader, for it can show two pages simultaneously as my fellow geeks have already told you. If you are using a program that lacks features you need but insist in using it as it is "light weight" and refuse to use the original one which would do what you'd like to, you have no one else to blame than yourself.

Kari
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25 Sep 2013   #24

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You can download the Viewer Manual here: Download PDF-XChange Viewer Help Manual.

Check your settings (sometimes apps have icon representation of pages on the bottom bar) and you might have to zoom out to get the pages side x side (zooming out farther can put more pages on the windows)

4)Initial View. Determines the settings of the pageís initial view. The settings can be modified according to the userís preferences.
a)Layout and Magnification. Determines the appearance of the document.
i)
Navigation View. Specifies which panels and pages are displayed in the navigation pane.
(1)
Automatic. Uses the page display information from the PDF to determine how the PDF is displayed.
(2)
Page only. Displays only the page. No panels are displayed.
(3)
Bookmarks panel and page. Displays Bookmarks and PDF pages.
(4)
Thumbnails panel and page. Displays Thumbnails and PDF pages.
(5)
Layers panel and page. Displays Layers and PDF pages.
(6)
Attachments panel and page. Displays Attachments and PDF pages.
ii)
Page Layout. Specifies how document pages are arranged.
(1)
Automatic. Uses the page display information from the PDF to determine how the PDF is displayed.
(2)
Single Page. Displays only a single page at a time. It is not possible to scroll the pages to see part of one and part of
another.

(3)
Continuous. May display parts of two or more pages simultaneously.
(4)
Facing. Pages are displayed side by side in pairs, but only two pages may be scrolled.
(5)
Continuous - Facing. Pages are displayed side by side and more than two pages may be scrolled.

iii)Magnification. Sets the zoom level the document will appear at when opened.
iv)
Open to Page. Determines the page that appears when the document opens.


Edit:
I also found this KB for full screen two-page facing
Tracker Software Products :: Knowledgebase :: How do I use two-page facing view in fullscreen
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26 Sep 2013   #25

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Maxie has already posted the link for the KB article
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26 Sep 2013   #26

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

They are different KB articles.
Mazie references how to view two DOCUMENTS in the app window.
My reference answers the OP's question of how to view multiple pages of a single document side by side in the app window.

As it is, my reference points to the default action (and full screen), but the issue is easily resolved for the OP if they smply use the page control icons at the bottom. They might have to close other panes (navigation, etc) and adjust the m agnification for it to be a workable solution though.

I use Nitro PDF and I checked the PDF-XChange Viewer site - both have page control icons in the lower right area. If the OP still cannot get the desired view, perhaps there is a bug in PDF-XChange.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Maxie has already posted the link for the KB article


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26 Sep 2013   #27

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there .. So this does not work ?

To view 2 instances of the same document side by side:
Allow multiple instances of the PDF-XChange Viewer Application:
Edit --> Preferences --> General --> Application --> Allow Multiple Instances
Click Apply --> OK
Open a new instance of the viewer by using a PDF-XChange Viewer Start Menu or Desktop shortcut.
Selecting the document from the recent list using the Open tool.
OR if you have PDF-XChange Viewer set as your system default PDF Viewing application you can open the file directly from it's location by double clicking on it.
I use PDF-XChange Viewer and the above way works for me.
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26 Sep 2013   #28

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks C-11

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C-11 View Post
I use PDF-XChange Viewer and the above way works for me.
The OP expressed the problem as viewing two pages of the same document in the application window, not as viewing 2 instances of the same document side by side.

The difference is how you navigate the document. If you view multiple pages, you can simply page down or scroll down.

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[line].[line]If you view two instances of the same document, you then have to navigate each instance seperately.

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Archie actually put his finger on the issue using Acrobat reader as his example or perhaps to bolster Boobah's statement that Acrobat reader can do what the OP is trying to do with PDF-XChange.

If you're up to it, maybe as a PDF exchange user, you could write short step by step instructions.
1) click on facing pages icon [show picture]
2) resize view [show picture]

to set default view
1) open XYZ menu [show picture]
2) select ABC option [show picture]
3) tick Facing pages [show picture]
4) save

something like that

Note: when I first changed the view to facing pages in Nitro PDF it appeared as though it didn't work.... only one page showed. This was due to the way the document was set up. the 1st page was on the right - in other words, there was no even page zero. When I scrolled down, it was clearly my user error.

Thanks,

Bill


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26 Sep 2013   #29

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Slartybart, thank you so much! This is the answer i was waiting for. Actually the Nitro portable i tried to install was full of crap Should i make a new thread about that? Apparently it just added something to the boot list (msconfig) but that thing was removed by my AV automatically... Though if someone wanna try the exe on a vmware or something...
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26 Sep 2013   #30

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Glad things got sorted out. So are you good now? Reading multipage docs side by side?

I use the full Nitro app[free], lightweight and very good text extraction - I never experienced any issue, but each machine is different.

Everyone here volunteers their time and if you aren't going to use the app, then you don't have an issue with the app. Why waste anyone's time.

I have not used the portable version, didn't even know there was such an animal. Open a new Thread? Maybe on Nitro's board.

My guess is that they'll tell you that you have to compensate your AV so the boot list can be modified for their application. This is not necessarily a bad thing as long as you limit the boot list to Nitro PDF or edit it by hand. And my guess is that it is only in the portable version, can't imagine why... being protable and all that. Nitro should be able to explain it better.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Slartybart, thank you so much! This is the answer i was waiting for. Actually the Nitro portable i tried to install was full of crap Should i make a new thread about that? Apparently it just added something to the boot list (msconfig) but that thing was removed by my AV automatically... Though if someone wanna try the exe on a vmware or something...
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