I can’t seem to change the manner in which the page presents itself - it is in page view and I can’t see what I am typing
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Considering the total lack of information, I can only guess. My crystal ball suggests you click on one og the small icons near the zoom slider in the bottom status bar:
In the picture, “book view” is enabled. The leftmost icon is for single-page view, the middle one for multiple page view.
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There is no zoom slider or bottom status bar.
@Vonda: status bar display is toggled with