Is there any way to display a PDF file on two columns on Google Chrome?
I.e. instead of having:
I would like to see something like:
3 columns would be even nicer in some cases.
There is a way. Use Notable PDF extension
Enable Two page view
Rotate your computer's screen 270° (from the computer settings "Display" menu) and then rotate the pdf 90° to the right (using the rotate button inside the pdf viewer, top right.) Use Ctrl & Shft & +/- to resize document to get 2 pages per screen. Rotate your keyboard 90° degrees to the left to use the arrow keys for document navigation.
Actually there is a way to do this... All you need to do is revert to the old Adobe plugins in Chrome following these steps:
Because 2-up view is part of the PDF standard, this capability is being implemented in chromium's native PDF viewer.
UPDATE (2020-05-15): If you use Chrome Canary, you can enable to PDF Two-Up View flag (visit
chrome://flags in the address bar) and when you view PDFs there will be 2-up view option.
Keep in mind the icon for 2-up view in the beta is actually an "edit" icon (pencil) - a more appropriate icon will eventually take its place before the feature becomes official.
For those wanting to do it natively within Chrome without downloading a plugin you can do the following:
Click the "Print" button
In that preview popup, select "Pages Per Sheet: 2" on the print preview.
Chrome now has a native two-page view for PDFs, here is how to enable it. The option is hidden behind the flag -> chrome://flags/#pdf-two-up-view flag.
Select Enabled and restart the browser. Done!
Link for detailed instructions https://techdows.com/2020/03/chrome-adds-two-page-view-for-pdfs-enable-it.html