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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject: View two pages side by side on widescreen monitor Reply with quote

Hey- just got a new monitor- widescreen and for the life of me I cant figure out how to view two pages side my side. Im sure this question will be answered quite quickly and easily- but for some reason I am unable to figure it out on my own Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just open to two files, then resize the window of each to fit side by side.

If you want the same file open twice - eg to keep an original to look at and edit the other, you will need to make a copy of the file - my system (Win98SE) does not allow two instances of the same file to be open, nor will it open the second instance as read only.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the answer... i guess i should clarify what Im trying to do.

In one window, i was hoping to view the same documents- pages one and two of document x... does that make sense?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deetso wrote:
In one window, i was hoping to view the same documents- pages one and two of document x... does that make sense?

You can do that using Page Preview. Click the Book Preview icon to display left and right pages in their correct orientation (facing each other). You cannot edit the file in Page Preview, however.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deetso wrote:
Thanks for the answer... i guess i should clarify what Im trying to do.

In one window, i was hoping to view the same documents- pages one and two of document x... does that make sense?

No problem, but not in one window.
  • Open the document
  • Turn off the status bar to save space.
  • Window menu, new window
  • Minimize or close all other applications
  • Right-click on the Windows taskbar and tile vertically

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah well the methods you guys are explaining are rather pointless if you need to have 2 instances or if you cant edit...I am in need of this feature myself. This is a basic feature IMHO that should be available from the get go. I know MSO 2k3 has this feature. Disappointed OO 2.0.2 doesnt. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I think it's disappointing, too. MS Office XP even has that feature...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suryad wrote:
Yeah well the methods you guys are explaining are rather pointless if you need to have 2 instances or if you cant edit...I am in need of this feature myself. :

You can open the same document in two windows, and you can edit it in either window.

If you have a widescreen monitor, close all other application windows, and tile the two windows vertically from the Windows taskbar.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Tiling doesn't seem to work for Linux users Reply with quote

Not sure how you'd go about tiling in Linux. Not everyone is a slave to Bill.

This is a basic feature that needs to be developed. My 24" widescreen monitor (1920x1200) allows me to view 2 pages easily (maybe 3). I know not everyone has a need for it, but it is very useful.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I downloaded the new version and this is still missing. I'm still stuck using Word until widscreen support is added to OOo. Does anyone know if this is even on the table?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1598 was raised five years ago, and has a significant number of votes.

It appears to have been ignored.

There are several much-requested features in the same boat.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new version (2.1) still doesn't do this... oh well. I might end up as a slave to Bill for life, haha. This is just too useful with a 1920x1200 monitor to ignore, and MSO does it wonderfully.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an old post, so this reply is "for the record' (such as people searching the archives). Feature 1598 is implemented and ready for testing.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: lazy fix Reply with quote

The following does not allow you to view two separate documents with one window. Rather it is to be used for reading for example books, on a widescreen monitor.

The following is a work around for desperate times, and will need to be reverted before trying to print.

I work around this issue by doubling the page width and adding two columns.
Format->Page->Page->

width: 18"
height: 11'

Then click the tab columns.

columns:2
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=57627
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