How To View Multiple Pages In Google Docs

When working with documents, especially lengthy ones, it’s often helpful to view multiple pages at once. This allows you to easily refer to different sections, compare content, and navigate quickly. Though Google Docs doesn’t have a built-in feature to view multiple pages side by side in the same window, there’s a simple workaround you can use. In this post, we’ll show you how to view multiple pages in Google Docs.

Step 1: Open Your Document

The first step, of course, is to open your Google Docs document. If you’re not already signed in to your Google account, you’ll need to do so.

Step 2: Switch to Print Layout

Sometimes, Google Docs may default to a web layout, which only displays one page at a time. To switch to print layout:

  • Click on the ‘View’ tab in the menu.
  • Tick the ‘Print layout’ option.

This will allow you to see multiple pages (if your document has more than one page).

Step 3: Zoom Out

If your document has several pages and you still can’t see multiple pages at once, it’s probably because the zoom level is too high. To adjust the zoom level:

  • Click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner.
  • Move the slider left to decrease the zoom level until you can see multiple pages at once.

Step 4: Open a New Window or Tab

If you want to view different sections of the same document simultaneously, you can open the document in a new window or tab.

  • Simply right-click on the document tab and choose ‘Duplicate’.


While Google Docs may not have a built-in function to view multiple pages side-by-side, these steps provide a straightforward workaround. With just a few clicks, you can effectively view multiple pages at once, making your work on Google Docs more efficient and convenient.