Display Two Parts of a File Simultaneously

You can simultaneously display two different parts of a file in the Editor by splitting the screen display, as shown in the image that follows. This feature makes it easy to compare different lines in a file or to copy and paste from one part of a file to another.

See also Document Layout for instructions on displaying multiple documents simultaneously.

The following table describes the various ways you can split the Editor and manipulate the split-screen views. When you open a document, it opens unsplit, regardless of its split status it had when you closed it.

OperationInstructions

Split the screen horizontally.

Do either of the following:

  • Right-click and, select Split Screen > Top/Bottom from the Context Menu.

  • If there is a vertical scroll bar, as shown in the illustration that follows, drag the splitter bar down.

Split the screen vertically.

Do either of the following:

  • From the Context Menu, select Split Screen > Left/Right.

  • If there is a horizontal scroll bar, as shown in the illustration that follows, drag the splitter bar from the left of the scroll bar.

Specify the active view.

Do either of the following:

  • From the Context Menu, select Split Screen > Switch Focus.

  • Click in the view you want to make active.

Updates you make to the document in the active view are also visible in the other view.

Remove the splitter

Do one of the following:

  • Double-click the splitter.

  • From the Context Menu, Split Screen > Off.

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