How To View Two Pages Side By Side In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 23, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to view two pages side by side in Google Docs.

How To View Two Pages Side By Side In Google Docs

Do you ever find yourself needing to view two documents side by side while you work? This can be a great way to quickly compare two documents, or to copy and paste content from one document to another.

Google Docs unfortunately has no built-in feature to view two pages from the same or different document side-by-side. However, there are a few clever workarounds to solve this. In this guide, we will explain how to view two pages side by side in Google Docs using multiple browser windows and the Print dialog options.

How to View Two Pages At The Same Time in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to view two pages at the same time in Google Docs.

Step 1

Open the Google Docs document you want to view two pages with.

Step 2

Resize your browser so that it fills half your screen. If you are using a Windows device, you can hold the Windows key and hit the Left or Right arrow key.

Step 3

Create a new browser window.

Step 4

Copy the URL of the current document.

Paste the URL into the second browser window and resize it to fit the second half of the screen.

With this setup, you can now view two pages of the same document side-by-side.

Step 5

Another way to view two pages side-by-side is through the Print feature. Click on File > Print to access the printing options. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P.

In the Print dialog box, select ‘2’ as the number of pages per sheet.

You can now choose to print the document as a PDF to view two pages of your Google Docs document side-by-side .

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to view two pages side by side in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!