Tips & Tricks

Running multiple instances of Acrobat

December 12, 2003

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In my day-to-day work, I find I spend a fair amount of time cross-referencing multiple PDF documents. While the tiling functions (In Acrobat, "Window > Tile") can be quite sufficient in some cases, I find that I prefer the flexibility of running multiple instances of Acrobat itself with my dual monitor setup. This way I can keep several documents open concurrently, side-by-side, and it allows me to customize toolbars and the like based on what I plan to do with each document.

Whilst this was possible with Acrobat 5.X, it was quite unstable in my experience. Acrobat 6.0 on the other hand I have found to be far more reliable. It should also be said that this is just a little trick that I've picked up, and as late-night Infomercial hosts are fond of saying, "Individual results may vary".

For those preferring to view multiple documents through a single instance of Acrobat, it is also possible to rapidly switch between open PDFs in Acrobat by hitting Ctrl-Tab.

Anyway, in order to open your multiple instances of Acrobat in windows:

  1. Open Acrobat normally
  2. Click "Start > Run" and type "acrobat /n"
  3. That's it!
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