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  • FAQ Is it possible to open the same document in two tabs?

    How do I open the same PDF file twice, like Window -> New Window in Adobe Reader? I don't want a split view, I want two separate tabs for the same document.

  • #2
    It is no way to open the same file in two tabs within one instance, but you can open it with two instances.Before doing that, please go to Tools->Preferences->Documents->check "Allow Multiples Instances"

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    • #3
      Would be a nice feature if that was possible, just like you can show different pages from the same site in your browser...

      As a workaround you can extract a PDF page, whereby it will be available in another tab.

      Would be nice if Foxit updated with this feature, but they are kind of slow at responding to user request, so that probably wont happen.

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      • #4
        SlimShaggy,Thanks for your post.May I know your user scenario for asking for opening the same documents in two tabs in the same Foxit instance?

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        • #5
          I too would love to see this feature! I frequently work with documents where a particular subject matter is referenced in several different areas of the same document and being able to have a tab for each area would be tremendously helpful. Having to open numerous instances of Foxit instead just leaves them all stacked on top of each other on the taskbar, like back in the days before tabbed browsing where you just had to have dozens of instances of IE all running at the same time. Then Firefox introduced tabs and suddenly the whole world changed in internet browsing because it allowed the user to view their tabs at a glance to quickly switch back and forth. I wish that same ease of use existed in Foxit.

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          • #6
            SDShannonS Thanks for your message. I have submitted your requirement to DEV team for developing by ID#PHANTOM-4121, any updates will inform you, thanks

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            • #7
              Dear people,

              I have found a way to open multiple instances of the same PDF in different tabs:
              1. open the desired PDF.
              2. Go to File
              3. Under 'recent documents', right-click on the PDF and select 'Open a copy'.

              A copy of the PDF should now have opened in a different tab.

              Hope this helps!

              Regards,
              Joris

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Joris3pinten View Post
                Dear people,

                I have found a way to open multiple instances of the same PDF in different tabs:
                1. open the desired PDF.
                2. Go to File
                3. Under 'recent documents', right-click on the PDF and select 'Open a copy'.

                A copy of the PDF should now have opened in a different tab.

                Hope this helps!

                Regards,
                Joris
                Thank you for sharing.

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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone in this post chain. Well if you "Open a copy", you wont be able to save changes on both tabs. And a advise saying that document could not be saved. "The file may be read-only, or opened by another user..."

                  So, the thing is to open the same file on two tabs, and the hability to save changes in the same file, but workin on 2 tabs.

                  Thank you so much to everyone. This is an excelent program, lets support it!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by richell_huang View Post
                    you can open it with two instances.
                    How did you mean?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Phillip M View Post
                      Thanks everyone in this post chain. Well if you "Open a copy", you wont be able to save changes on both tabs. And a advise saying that document could not be saved. "The file may be read-only, or opened by another user..."

                      So, the thing is to open the same file on two tabs, and the hability to save changes in the same file, but workin on 2 tabs.

                      Thank you so much to everyone. This is an excelent program, lets support it!!!
                      The feature has been escalated to our development team for resolution. We will work on it. Thanks for the post.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LAPIII View Post

                        How did you mean?
                        Two instances means two windows. You will find a setting 'Allow multiple instances' under File -- Preferences --Documents. Checking this option, the files will be opened in different Foxit window.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Doris Wang View Post

                          Two instances means two windows. You will find a setting 'Allow multiple instances' under File -- Preferences --Documents. Checking this option, the files will be opened in different Foxit window.
                          Doris, FYI Only... I still get a 2nd Tab = "untitled.PDF" - no 2nd Window. ......11.0.0.49893

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                          • #14
                            CraigS26 ,After you having checked the option 'Allow multiple instances' under File -- Preferences --Documents,please make sure to click on "OK" button to save the setting.
                            Then each PDF file will be opened in a stand-alone Foxit PhantomPDF window when you double click on them one by one.
                            For details,please refer to the animated gif file below:
                            http://sync-us.foxitsoftware.com/iss...gS26/howto.gif

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                            • #15
                              Thank You, Lisa.
                              It DOES work as you described = 2 Windows -
                              Clk'ing File / Recent Docs Gives you 2 Tabs of the Same document in One Window (one named and the 2nd Untitled ), and Rt Clk / Open on the Same PDF gives me 2 Windows of the Same doc.
                              Different people here had different goals and it's hard to tell who is happy now.
                              Many Thanks for the follow-up

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