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Separate pdf tabs on separate screens

New Here ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Why can you not open pdfs separately on separate screens? It would be helpful if I could view them side by side but they always simply add another tab to whatever screen the first one is on.

 

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LEGEND , Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

If you are viewing online, you can drag a browser tab out into a new window, and put this on separate screens. And you can do exactly the same thing if viewing in Acrobat (which is the paid, installed product) or Acrobat Reader (which is the free, installed product).  This is pretty standard in apps with tabs.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022

Hi Mpowell,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

It seems that you are using the desktop application to view PDFs. You may open PDFs in a separate window if you wish.

Please use the following steps:

1. In Acrobat, go to Edit menu > Preferences > General.

2. Unmark the box for "Open documents in new tabs in the same window."

3. Click on the OK button to save the changes.

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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Community Expert ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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What does you use to display PDF files?

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New Here ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Prety basic monitors. They differ between my office & at home but they all display pdfs fine, I just can't view one pdf on my laptop or destop pdf & another on a separate monitor. It opens the 2nd pdf into another tab regardless of whether i open it from a different screen. I have Adobe Pro. 

 

For example, I cannot separate these tabs by dragging one to the other screen (like you can with Word or Excel, etc. files/tabs).

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Try the forum for Adobe Acrobat.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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If you are viewing online, you can drag a browser tab out into a new window, and put this on separate screens. And you can do exactly the same thing if viewing in Acrobat (which is the paid, installed product) or Acrobat Reader (which is the free, installed product).  This is pretty standard in apps with tabs.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022

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Hi Mpowell,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

It seems that you are using the desktop application to view PDFs. You may open PDFs in a separate window if you wish.

Please use the following steps:

1. In Acrobat, go to Edit menu > Preferences > General.

2. Unmark the box for "Open documents in new tabs in the same window."

3. Click on the OK button to save the changes.

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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