When working with multiple documents or pages on Google Docs, it can be very helpful to view these pages side by side. Unfortunately, Google Docs does not have a built-in feature for viewing pages side by side. Fear not, though! We have a workaround that will help you achieve this. Follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open Google Docs
First, you’ll need to open Google Docs in a web browser. Once you’re on the Google Docs homepage, open the documents you want to view side by side.
Step 2: Arrange Your Windows
The next step involves arranging your windows. Open the first document and resize the window to take up half of your screen. You can do this by clicking and holding the top bar of the window and dragging it to the left or right side of your screen. Repeat this step with the second document, dragging it to the opposite side of your screen.
Step 3: View Documents Side by Side
Now, you should be able to view your documents side by side. You can easily switch between the two documents by simply clicking on the document you want to work on.
Remember that this method works with all operating systems whether you are using Windows, MacOS or Linux. You can also use this method with other browsers and not just Google Chrome.
For those who frequently need to view documents side by-side, consider using a tool such as the Chrome extension “Tab Scissors” which can split your browser into two windows automatically.
Note: The limitation of this method is that it does not allow you to view two pages of the same document side by side. For this, you may need to make a copy of your document and open the copy in a new window.
While Google Docs may not have a built-in feature for viewing documents side by side, these steps provide a straightforward workaround. Don’t let the absence of a feature impede your productivity! With these tips, you can effectively view and work on multiple documents at once.