How to match zoom and position between two opened pdfs in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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Is there any way to have two pdfs which are opened in adobe acrobat to match zoom and position? In adobe illustrator, there is a script to do this. I know there is a ctrl+y to match zoom but then you have to manually adjust the position.

 

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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You can do it using this (paid-for) tool I've developed: https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-reader-synchronized-scrolling-two-or-more-pdf-documents

 

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Hi Try67,

Your tool would be something I am looking for but I have a question. I downloaded your demo tool and could not check whether it will work the way I would like to use it. I know the demo has limited functionality, but let me explain how I would like it to work. When I have two pds opened in maximised mode I would like to zoom in to a certain area of a pdf and would like for a second pdf to follow - match position and zoom. I don't want to compare them side by side. When the first pdf is zoomed and in the required position I could then press ctrl+f6 and switch to the second pdf which your plug-in should position accordingly. Would you be able to do demonstrate it - maybe a short gif or a link with a screen-recording?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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No, it doesn't work like that. The other file's view can't update automatically. It only does so when you press the button to sync them.

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Hi Try67,

Ok, but let's not give up just yet. So if I zoom in and position the first PDF and then ask your plugin to sync the second PDF and then Press ctr+f6 they should match and then I could switch between them?

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Why Ctrl+F6?

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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It allows switching back and forth between opened PDF. Please try to open two pdfs and press ctrl+f6 if you are on windows. You will see what it does.

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Ah, I see. In that case, then yes.

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