How do I display two PDF documents side by side?

New Here ,
Nov 12, 2015 Nov 12, 2015

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I just upgraded to Acrobat Reader DC. I want to display two documents side by side so I can compare them and in this latest and greatest, better than sliced bread version I don't seem to be able to do this [removed] ????

 

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Adobe Employee , Nov 12, 2015 Nov 12, 2015

Hi Doug,

Can you please mention the dot version of Reader which you are using?

If you are viewing pdf in tabbed browsing view and you want to open the other pdf in a different window so that you can compare pdfs, you can drag one of the tabbed pdf out of Acrobat window and the pdf will open up in a new window.

Regards,

Rahul

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Nov 12, 2015 Nov 12, 2015

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Hi Doug,

Can you please mention the dot version of Reader which you are using?

If you are viewing pdf in tabbed browsing view and you want to open the other pdf in a different window so that you can compare pdfs, you can drag one of the tabbed pdf out of Acrobat window and the pdf will open up in a new window.

Regards,

Rahul

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Nov 13, 2015 Nov 13, 2015

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Thank you. It would be nice if Adobe would tell you that. It worked.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020

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I'm in 'two page view' and I want to bring in a second document at the side to compare 

How do I do it ?

Thx

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020

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I'm in 'two page view' and I want to bring in a second document at the side to compare 

How do I do it ?

Thx

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020

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Done it !

Click on the 'page thumbnails icon LH side

click the drop down menu 'options' 

select 'insert pages' 

You then have the option to insert a new page before or after the one already open

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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No offense, but this is a bad workaround. Basically you're suggesting that folks merge documents in order to compare them--which, in the process, corrupts the revision stream.

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New Here ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Rahul, even this is an older post but your answer was SPOT ON!!!! I could not, for the life of me get two documents side by side. I do NOT want to compare them using Adobe's report format. It is visually very confusing. You suggesting of taking one of the opened files and dragging it off the Acobat page did indeed open it in a new page all by itself. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

 

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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Hi, Rahul!

And how can I make both documents scroll at the same time, in parallel view? But not in document comparison mode, because all I want to do is to read in parallel and make small adjustments to one of the documents.
Thank you!

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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Can you show screen shots of this procedure? I can't get them to appear on the same screen and have to back and forth between them. In word it is very easy but I can't figure out how to do in adobe. Thanks

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LEGEND ,
Aug 29, 2020 Aug 29, 2020

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Maria, try the Tile options in the Window menu of Acrobat Reader DC.

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New Here ,
Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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this should be marked as correct answer. Thank you Test Screen Name. 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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This does seem to be the best answer, but it's a little clunky. Especially in contrast to some of the impressive review functions available in Acrobat DC, I hope a more integrated, fluid and complete solution is on the horizon.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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What functions in Acrobat Reader does you mean?

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Thank you Legend!  This was so helpful!

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