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Acrobat compare side by side view, page synchronization

New Here ,
Dec 09, 2020 Dec 09, 2020

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I frequently run compares on multipage documents and appreciate the side-by-side view. When scrolling through, I would like to keep the pages aligned, but they will often become unsynchronized (in an attempt, I suppose, to show me where it interprets content has gone). Is there a way to lock page synchronization as I scroll through a document?

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Dec 13, 2020 Dec 13, 2020

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Not possible.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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Hey Stephen,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

As Bernd Alheit mentioned, there is no setting in Acrobat to lock the page synchronization. 

When comparing documents, the second document generally synchronized with the pages in the first document. However, depending on the changes, it may become a little unsynchronized. 

If you wish you may share your suggestion with the team via this form https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

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Jun 04, 2022 Jun 04, 2022

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Ok, does Adobe have a work around since there is no solution out of the box? Submit to wishlist doesn't really help right now.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 04, 2022 Jun 04, 2022

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I've developed a (paid-for) tool that allows you to do that, if you're interested. You can find it here:

https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-reader-synchronized-scrolling-two-or-more-pdf-documents

Note that it will not work when you scroll the files normally, though, only when you use the buttons the tool adds to the application to scroll up or down, or to align the files.

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Jan 09, 2023 Jan 09, 2023

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Exactly what I need... comparing last year tax return to this year, and after one page of 23, the offset is more than 3/4 page... which makes it VERY annoying to use. An offset would be REALLY EASY to implement, it's bizarre Adobe don't see this as a basic feature for a "compare" tool. Disappointed Adobe!

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