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Tabs for several documents of the same type

asked 2016-02-14 16:54:41 +0100

PeterDr gravatar image

Hello Libre Officers:

Is it possible for several open documents of the same type (for example two or three writer documents) be open in a single window, so that I can move among them by clicking on tabs. As, for example most browsers. If so, how do I enable this feature?

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Same question here.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2016-02-15 17:56:56 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-02-15 17:13:41 +0100

Ciao, if the pages are consecutive, you can do so: Menu> View> Zoom> Zoom> Layout> Columns. Select how many columns you want to see and adapts the zoom ratio with the cursor at the bottom right.

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Thank you. I will try this out . Being lazy, though, I would like Window tabs so that I could just switch back and forth between the documents. I was not looking for Window Tabs bwtween different moules, but having tabs within a set of, Write or Calc documents. I often need to Copy and Paste from one to the other, and he Tabs simplify that process consicerably. But this is a good suggestion. Peter I do not seem to have enough points to upvote, but I will try

PeterDr gravatar imagePeterDr ( 2016-02-15 19:02:50 +0100 )edit

It's disappointing to see accepted answers that seem to miss the point of the original question. We want to see tabbed windows that hold separate documents not multiple pages of the same document within a single "tab". Of course, I never thought I needed this until I saw it in WPS. Now I miss it when using LibreOffice.

jackcholt gravatar imagejackcholt ( 2019-03-16 18:41:55 +0100 )edit

answered 2016-02-15 16:22:39 +0100

paul1149 gravatar image

Hi Peter, I'm fairly new myself, but I don't think so. There's a feature request for this at, with some interesting information.

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Thank you. Yes, very interesting. I do hope, though, that someone will come up with a good solution, particularlyu for the Writer and Calc modules, where I find it most useful. The Soft Office product does have this feature built into their program, although it is not free. Peter

PeterDr gravatar imagePeterDr ( 2016-02-15 18:52:40 +0100 )edit

answered 2016-02-15 17:30:41 +0100

peterwt gravatar image

You can have multiple documents open and use "Window" in the main toolbar to switch between the documents.
If you are using Windows you can have 2 documents open side by side in left half and right half of screen. Use the "Windows" key and left or right arrow to change Window of each document.

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Ah ha! Thank you for pointing me to this rather obvious place to look. I will certainly be using this until someone comes up with an efficient and elegantg solution.

PeterDr gravatar imagePeterDr ( 2016-02-15 18:54:47 +0100 )edit
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