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work on 2 documents side by side

asked 2020-11-19 13:01:31 +0200

Ian1d gravatar image

Am I able to work on 2 documents (either word, spreadsheet, draw or presentation) side by side on the same screen?

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answered 2020-11-19 20:53:50 +0200

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As others have mentioned, each file will be its own window. If you'd like to make the "side by side" activity easier:

  • Under Windows:
    • Use the Windows + Cursor-Left combination to move a window to the left half of your screen; use Windows + Cursor-Right combination to move the other window tot he right half of your screen.
  • Under macOS:
    • Easiest way is to use the "Spectacle" (free) app, which gives a host of keyboard shortcuts to quickly position windows on the left/right/top/bottom side of screen, and easily manage multiple windows.
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answered 2020-11-19 13:47:59 +0200

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updated 2020-11-19 13:51:25 +0200

In a common application window (like MDI): No.
On the same screen: Yes.
There they (the document views) are anyway, just mostly positioned overlapping (or even using the same area completely).
You need to arrange the container windows per document as you want them. This positioning and shaping is not specifically supported.
You would need some macro programming to automate the "side by side" presentation as you prefer it.
The StarDesktop variable predefined for LibreOffice Basic knows everything about the container windows you need.

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answered 2020-11-19 13:39:46 +0200

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The documents are presented in separate windows under LO. Adjust the window sizes to tile them side by side.

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Sorry. Was interupted and posted without checking for other answer.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-11-19 13:49:12 +0200 )edit

@Lupp: you're welcome

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