Split View allows you to run multiple topics side-by-side, or one-above-the-other vertically, and horizontally at the same time on your screen.

Get started with Split View

The opened editor files (Topics, Output presets, TOCs, Master pages) are displayed as tabbed headers (Tabs) at the top of the screen.

Topics examples

If you want to multi-edit your editor files, there is a quick way to do so. Right-click on the top of the title bar of the first topic and select how you want to toggle your view among the four options - Split Up, Split Down, Split Left, or Split Right. As per your selection, split view of your editor files are created.

The Split View works both for Author and Output tabs; therefore, the users can also have multiple output presets open side-by-side.

Split View options


You can drag-and-drop the data from one topic to another while the topics are sharing the screen.

Exit Split View

To exit the Split View, follow the step below:

  • To close the active topic, press the keyboard shortcut key Ctrl+F4 or click the close button (denoted by an "X") at the top right-hand corner. Alternatively, you can drag the tab from one of the screens to the other. Once the last tab is pulled, the topic will return to the full screen, which will turn off Split View.   
  • Or, you can right-click on one of the editor files and select "Merge Split View." This will merge all the editor files back into a single window, which gets rid of the Split View.


If any of the open topics have NOT been saved, you will be prompted to save the file. The pop-up window will appear and you can opt to Save or Don't Save for each unsaved topic.

Work with Split View

In Split View, you can use multiple topics side-by-side or one-above-the-other:

  • Choose any topic to work in by clicking anywhere on either of the topics.
  • Any split view can be further divided if more than one file is opened in that split view.