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New window/new tab with same document

Post by BenjaminCS » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:03 am

This is a very useful feature in Microsoft Word/Visual Studio/many editors, to have the same document opened twice or several times.

Is it possible in PDF-Xchange Viewer or Editor? In Editor, there is Window menu > "New Window", which is the usual name for that feature, but it's always grayed.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:35 am

Have you tried the Split feature?
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by BenjaminCS » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:09 am

Thanks, I saw that but the lack of space makes everything cramped, I don't find it very convenient, why not make another tab to give a full window to the document, like many editors do...

I am hoping that New Window in the Window menu will do that but maybe the reason it's always gray is that it isn't implemented yet, Editor is still new.

However this is not a high priority feature for me, I'd rather see the developers work on Hebrew and Right To Left support (copy/paste, search, correct Hebrew vowels), because that is not just about convenience, it's an absolute necessity without which PDF-XChange Editor is unusable if you work with Hebrew or other RTL languages.
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:57 pm

Hi BenjaminCS,

To use the Windowed feature, you will need to turn off Tabbed Documents under General section of the Preferences (Ctrl + K). Once that's turned off, you should then be able to set the Windowed view.

Cheers, hope that helps!
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by BenjaminCS » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:34 pm

Thanks but do you mean in Editor? I can't see any "General" section in the preferences of Editor (3.0 build 306). I can see that in Viewer and I can uncheck Tabbed Documents, but the New Window command in the Window menu exists only in Editor, not in Viewer...
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi BenjaminCS,

The directions that I gave were for the Viewer, as I believed that you were asking after this feature in the Viewer.

In the Editor, multiple instances have not been implemented, so currently the best way to do what you need would be through use of the split function.

Also, we are going to be implementing the ability to open the same document in multiple frames of the Editor - this can currently be done for different documents by 'grabbing' a tab and dragging it outside the current frame of the Editor.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by BenjaminCS » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:46 am

Great, looking forward to that, and also to improved Hebrew support of course !
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:59 am

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by David.P » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:44 pm

Hi forum & Tracker Team,

I was wondering about the status of the "multiple independent windows of the same document" feature, which seems to be grayed in the Editor at the moment:
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To my knowledge, this was the state of the discussion:
unwake wrote:Acrobat reader can split window, it is very useful for me. I often read exam pdf contents questions and answers. Using split window, the upper window display questions and the lower window display answers.
Wennago wrote:I'm looking for a way to open a single PDF multiple times with PDF-XChange. This is exceptionally useful when you read long documents that have references to other parts of the same document. For example take a scientific paper that shows some complex graphics and explains them in detail later on. It's great to read the explanation but have the page with the graphic open to have a quick look from time to time.
fred137 wrote:Imagine the following:
I am often working with information in PDF-documents, where a figure or a table is described in the text on the next 3 pages. While reading the text, I'd like to have a look at the figure or the table all the time. When working with the document, I make some annotation to the text and some annotations to the figure. All annotations shall be in one and the same copy of the PDF-document.
BenjaminCS wrote:This is a very useful feature in Microsoft Word/Visual Studio/many editors, to have the same document opened twice or several times. Is it possible in PDF-Xchange Viewer or Editor? In Editor, there is Window menu > "New Window", which is the usual name for that feature, but it's always grayed
Will - Tracker Supp wrote:In the Editor, multiple instances have not been implemented, so currently the best way to do what you need would be through use of the split function. Also, we are going to be implementing the ability to open the same document in multiple frames of the Editor - this can currently be done for different documents by 'grabbing' a tab and dragging it outside the current frame of the Editor.
I am aware of the split function which is a step in the same direction. However I think it is preferable to actually be able put the same document in multiple independent windows that can be freely positioned on one or multiple monitors.

Thanks already for status information about the possible implementation of this feature in the Editor!

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:51 pm

Hi David,

I apologize, this one seems to have slipped the 'net', so to speak.

I'll touch base with the Dev. Team and see where we stand there.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:53 pm

Was able to sneak in and steal them quickly - they've said that it can't be done for this build, by they will do what they can to try to implement this for build 314.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by David.P » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:14 pm

This sounds great Will, thank you for the status update.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:30 pm

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by David.P » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:52 am

Will - Tracker Supp wrote:Was able to sneak in and steal them quickly - they've said that it can't be done for this build, by they will do what they can to try to implement this for build 314
I was going to ask about the status of this feature that I think will be a big step forward, especially on very large monitors and on multi monitor systems. For example, I'd like to put a Word document that I am working on in the middle, and have two copies (windows) of the same PDF reference document (of course showing different pages of the PDF document) to the left and to the right of my Word document.

The feature seems to be prepared, but unfortunately it is greyed and thus not active yet:
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Is there any word about when we will be seeing implementation...?

Thanks very much already,
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PS -- here is a possible implementation:
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:57 pm

Hi David,

I apologize for the lack of response - I could have sworn that I'd already responded to this :oops: I'm hoping that I didn't dream it..... that would be concerning for a number of reasons. Again, very sorry!

The answer to this is, unfortunately, we do not have a time frame yet. This one has been assigned a lower priority, as there are a number of more pressing implementations and fixes that must be seen to first.

Sorry to be vague, but that's the best we can do for now.
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by David.P » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:50 pm

Hello Will,

understood -- (sorry for the late answer).
Will - Tracker Supp wrote:This one has been assigned a lower priority, as there are a number of more pressing implementations and fixes that must be seen to first.
I'll keep waiting for the implementation then -- thank you anyway for the status update :)

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:05 pm

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Louis-Mathieu Brochu » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:19 am

Hello,

What is the status on this? When I try to drag and drop the tab of the document I want in two separate windows, the first instance closes as the new one opens. I tried changing the options in Preferences/General/Tabs and Windows to no avail.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document  SOLVED

Post by Radi - Tracker Supp » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:12 am

Hello Louis-Mathieu,

Welcome to our forums.

This feature has been implemented a while ago. You can find it in the View tab of your ribbon interface - Document Tabs tool -> New Document Window.
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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Louis-Mathieu Brochu » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:26 pm

Awesome, thank you Radi.

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Re: New window/new tab with same document

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:57 pm

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