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Hi :)
Err, of course you could have 1 window open on each workspace.  Once
you have opened a window do;
shift Ctrl Alt and the down or right arrow on the keyboard.
that moves the window to one of the other workspaces.  Then to get
back to the first workspace do the same combo without the shift key,
ie so;
Ctrl Alt and up or left

Oddly Kubuntu doesn't react to either of those keyboard combos.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 1 February 2015 at 20:02, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)
This method is not as neat as it is in Calc but open your document and then;

Windows (menu at the very top of the screen hidden along the same line
as the time&date (errr, that is more complicated than on any other
platform thanks to the weird UI in Ubuntu))


"Open new window"

Err, they open kinda on top of each other but just grab the
'title-bar' and move it fast against the left or right-hand side of
the screen so that the mouse kinda bangs up against the side or even
overshoots a bit.  As with many OSes these days (excluding Xp) that
makes that window fill half the screen.  Grab the other window and
bang it against the other side of the screen to get them both
side-by-side.  You can now scroll one without affecting the other
(except that text you type into one of them appears in the other (if
you can scroll to where the new text should be)).

Regards from
Tom :)

On 1 February 2015 at 19:06, CVAlkan <> wrote:

I already know I'm becoming senile, but I'm sure it used to be possible to
use a split screen to compare/edit/copy from one part of the same document
to another.

I'm currently doing trying to do such comparing/editing/copying, and the
only way I can do it is to open another window, which accomplishes something
similar, but because I have several other windows (and even apps) open,
Alt-Tabbing becomes very tedious.

I realize that I can click the mouse in the Window I want to switch to, but
when one is on a roll while typing that is also distracting.

Did there used to be such a split screen capability (and I also recall there
was some simple keystroke sequence that permitted jumping from one to the
other without using Alt+Tab) in LibreOffice? If so, where did it go? If it's
still there, how do I access it?

If it makes a difference, I'm using the SideBar. I'm also using LO
on 64-bit Ubuntu, and can't upgrade to any newer version because of the
various table and frame bugs that have appeared recently.

Thanks in advance for any comments ...

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