How to view multiple PDFs in separate windows using Acrobat 6

I have 2 monitors and work with a lot of PDF documents, and one thing that has always driven me crazy is that Adobe Acrobat 6 only lets you view PDFs within the application window, and it won't let you run multiple instances of Acrobat, so the only way to look at 2 or 3 PDFs side by side is to maximize Acrobat and then juggle and resize the document windows until you can see both.

Today I found a solution. Firefox (and probably IE) has an Acrobat plug-in, so to easily open multiple PDFs in separate windows you just right click on the PDF file in Windows Explorer (or your favorite file manager) and then choose "Open with" and then choose Firefox. That will launch a new instance of Firefox with the PDF

1 comment:

theholyrollers said...

Cough cough cough.

My Computer, Tools, Options, File Types, pdf's, Advanced, "Open with Acrobat 6.0," Edit, Application Used to perform action:

add /n %1 after the last quotes so the full line says:

"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe" /n %1