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1. Consuming PDF > 9. Browse One PDF in Multiple Windows

Browse One PDF in Multiple Windows

Tear off pages and leave them on your desktop for reference as you continue reading.

Both Adobe Reader and Acrobat confine us to a linear view of documents. Often, for instance, page 17 of a file contains a table I would like to consult as I read page 19, and Acrobat makes this difficult. Here are a couple ways to open one PDF document in many windows, as shown in Figure 1-9. These tricks work with both Acrobat and the free Reader.

Using your favorite web browser to open one PDF document in many windows
Figure 1-9. Using your favorite web browser to open one PDF document in many windows

Read PDF with Your Web Browser

One quick solution is to read the PDF from within your web browser. When you open a new browser window (or Mozilla tab), it will duplicate your current PDF view, giving you two views of the same document.


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