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How can I get a split view of a document (like in MS Word) ? [closed]

asked 2012-02-22 22:12:56 +0200

grillhouse gravatar image

updated 2013-02-24 15:52:28 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

Is there a possibility to divide the windows like it is possible MS Word?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-19 02:25:11.405524


(A part of me really hopes the key accelerators for this are Ctrl-x 2 and Ctrl-x 3 :-)

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2012-07-27 05:41:19 +0200 )edit

Glad to see that Emacs fans are still alive :-)

Gwyneth Llewelyn gravatar imageGwyneth Llewelyn ( 2014-01-25 14:26:25 +0200 )edit

Real answer for a solution that's more usable than just having a screen split is this one and not the currently accepted. You can edit a single document with multiple windows and the content changes in all of them! Quite like Emacs. :)

KeyWeeUsr gravatar imageKeyWeeUsr ( 2019-07-30 20:22:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-03-01 14:20:17 +0200

updated 2012-03-02 19:04:17 +0200

Short answer: at the moment, no.

It's been a long-standing feature request:

  • Bug #31481 - Nov. 2010 (split view for 2 documents)
  • Bug #42428 - Oct. 2011 (split view for single document)

It was first reported in Apache OpenOffice in 2003: - Bug #19291

It would be interesting to bring this to discussion on the user interface and visual design mailing list.

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Well, that's the opportunity to try out our new featurerequest tag :)

grillhouse gravatar imagegrillhouse ( 2012-03-01 22:27:18 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-04-25 22:31:44 +0200

mahfiaz gravatar image

Actually there kind of is: menu Window → New Window

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This is even better. I opened the 2 windows side by side, plus the Navigaotr (Ctrl-Shift-F5), and the efficiency in writing long documents sky rockets.

syanzy gravatar imagesyanzy ( 2013-08-29 05:22:41 +0200 )edit

Too bad I don't have enough points yet to vote this up.

syanzy gravatar imagesyanzy ( 2013-08-29 05:23:16 +0200 )edit

I think this is the answer. Too bad it was not selected as such. This works as well as the other solution found in MS-Word, possibly better in some circumstances (i.e. I can move my windows to really have two times the text on the screen vertically side by side, which I could not do with Microsoft office.)

Alexis Wilke gravatar imageAlexis Wilke ( 2018-05-14 21:09:25 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-11-21 21:14:15 +0200

Beizerno gravatar image

And why does the function exist in Calc and not in Writer?

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You mean the menu Window -> New Window? It's there. I think it's awesome!

syanzy gravatar imagesyanzy ( 2013-08-29 05:24:49 +0200 )edit

Window | New Window works in Print Layout view, but not in Web Layout view (!). In LO, if I open a new window and then change to Web Layout view, the other window closes and Window | New Window grays out. Here's a request for New Window to work regardless of layout view!

cxw gravatar imagecxw ( 2013-10-27 20:57:12 +0200 )edit

It was probably much easier to implement in Calc than it would be in Writer. Windows in both apps are really not equivalent.

Alexis Wilke gravatar imageAlexis Wilke ( 2018-05-14 21:10:54 +0200 )edit

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