Split View

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Split View

Split View divides the main window of Text View in two and displays the active document in both views. You can navigate separately in each view, which enables you to see different parts of the document side-by-side. Editing changes, however, are made to the underlying document, and are reflected in both views.

 

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 (circled in green in the screenshot below).
Vertical split: Drag the vertical-split icon at bottom left (circled in blue in the screenshot below) to the right.

TextViewSplitViewOne

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 main window's edges that are parallel to it.

 

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, while being able to edit the document in both views. The screenshot below shows a document in a vertical Split View.

TextViewSplitViewTwo

Note the following points:

 

All the display features (like line numbering and source folding), 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 source folding separately in each view.
All editing actions on the document, including entry helper actions, are reflected in both views.

 


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