In Pages is it possible to open a single document in two windows?


I have a 10 page document called "Recipes." I want to see pages 3 & 8 of the "Recipes" document on screen at the same time. I can then scroll from page 3 to 4 and onwards, while page 8 remains on screen.

There are lot of work arounds (such as open the document in Word or Preview). But I would like to be able to do it all in Pages.

Hopefully, there is some terminal command or something that I have missed.

(I know I can send Feedback to Apple, but who knows how long before they create such a feature).

  • Can you clarify what you mean by open a single document in two windows?
    – Monomeeth
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 13:03
  • @Monomeeth I have added an example.
    – big_smile
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 13:41

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It's pretty clear to me that the ask is for two views into the same document, either two windows, or a split screen — as has been offered in Word and many other word processors and text editors for a long time.

I believe the short answer is no.

See https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1972415?start=0&tstart=0

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