Altova XMLSpy 2024 Professional Edition

Split View divides the main window of Grid View (for XML; JSON, and DTD documents) into two either vertical or horizontal parts and displays the active document in both parts. This essentially means that you will have two views of the active document. You can navigate separately in each view—which enables you to see different parts of the document side-by-side. If you make a change in either view, then this is applied to the underlying document and is immediately reflected in the other view.


Switching between Split View and Single View

Create split views of the active document as follows:


Horizontal split: Drag down the horizontal-split icon at top right (see screenshot below).

Vertical split: Drag the vertical-split icon at bottom right (see screenshot below) to the left.


To return to single view from split view, do one of the following:


Double-click the splitter bar, or

Move the splitter bar to one of the parallel window sides and release the mouse button.


Note:A split view is created for each document individually.


Navigating and editing in split view

The main benefit of working in Split View is that you can view different parts of a long document side-by-side or view the same part in the alternative Table Display simultaneously. In Split View, you can edit the document in both views. The changes will be applied to the underlying document and will be reflected in both views. The screenshot below shows a document in a vertical Split View.

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Note the following points:


When the view is split, the second view contains the same view as the original single view at the time of the split.

All the display features, editing features, navigation features, etc. that are available in the single view of a document are available in both views of Split View (see screenshot above).

In each view of Split View, you can scroll and navigate separately.

You can use table display separately in each view.

All editing actions on the document, including entry helper actions, are reflected in both views.


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