2 pdf's at the same time

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by dober, Nov 28, 2004.

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  1. dober

    dober Guest

    I need 2 or more pdf files running at the same time, but it seems that acrobat opens one at a time (I have acrobat and the reader). Any help. Thanks
  2. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    Vilvoorde (Belgium)
    Hi dober,
    When you open several pdf files, they can be found as a seperate window inside Acrobat, so you can easily swith to another. :)

    Or do you want something else?
  3. dober

    dober Guest

    Yes I want some thing else
    I want two pdf file at the same time (for Ex.to compare between them)
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Apr 15, 2002
    You could use Adobe to open said file and then use Internet Explorer(File\Open) to open the same file for comparison.
  5. dober

    dober Guest


    much appreciated
  6. FanJ

    FanJ Guest


    As a little side-note:

    I'm not sure what you want to do exactly when you gave that example for comparing two pdf files, but maybe this could also help (sorry, I'm not sure...).

    There is an absolutely great program Beyond Compare (not free):


    Beyond Compare gives you all kind of ways for comparing files, folders, etc.

    The Helpfile says that it cannot compare pdf files:
    The built-in File Viewer is designed to handle text files only. It cannot directly compare formatted documents such as MS Word, Excel or PDF files. These have complex, proprietary formats that the program doesn't understand. However, you can configure the File Comparison Rules to call an external conversion tool to extract plain text from documents before comparison. See our website for add-on rules that you can download:
    - end quote -

    The following page seems to have rules for pdf-files:

    PDF documents (*.pdf)
    PdfToText.zip (240kb)


    Maybe this all could help you....
    Note: I don't have experience with this extra pdf tool !
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