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Solved: Adobe Reader Multiple Windows.

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  1. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    How can I open pdf files in separate windows … or can I ??
    Adobe Reader 7.0.5 .. Windows XP

    Thought I’d start playing with my Taxes and I have twin monitors in a span mode.
    Sure would be nice if I could have the instructions on one monitor and the forms on the other.

    Don’t mess with PDFs much and I’ll be darned if I can find the applicable preferences button.
    Thanks for the help … and any donations will also be appreciated.:)
     
  2. bomb #21

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    Couldn't say for twin monitors. :eek:

    Under Edit -- Preferences -- General there's "Show Docs in TaskBar", which will have some relevance. Once you've figured that out, CTRL+Shift+K and CTRL+Shift+L are tiling shortcuts.

    HTH (and TSG always appreciates donations ;) ),
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  3. kiwiguy

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    You need to do it from the desktop shortcut, right click and select "properties"

    Then on the Shortcut tab, add the /n switch to the end of the entry in "target"

    It should look like this:
    "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /n

    Each time you start Adobe from the shortcut, it launches a new window.
     
  4. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Hummm ... Can't get either suggestion to open a second reader window.
    So far - I can have only one Reader Window open with several files open in it.

    I can stretch the reader window to span both monitors and work with it that way....
    but like taxes, it's a bit of a PITA.

    This is no big deal - I can work with it this way.
    Thanks for the help.
     

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  5. kiwiguy

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    I use twin monitors and can have totally separate documents on each monitor.

    But as above, you need to have the /n switch in the shortcut properties, and must launch Adobe from the shortcut and open a document already saved. If you are accessing on-line documents, download them and save them locally, then open Adobe, then File-Open the document.

    Open Adobe again with the shortcut (new window should appear) then open the second (saved) document.
     
  6. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    For some reason the "/n" shortcut modifier wouldn't work this morning.
    Possibly my fat fingers ... or insufficent coffee intake problems.
    It works great now.
    Thanks.
     
  7. kiwiguy

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    Its the coffee thats the necessary ingredient.

    Glad it worked!
     
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