Split ability when viewing PDF's

An option of split screen viewing of PDF's within Qiqqa would be a nice feature.

I find it cumbersome when I have to move to the end of the document to see a reference, then to return back to the place I was reading (not as much an issue with APA styles, but any number citation styles presents the problem nicely... split screen would obviously prove useful in other situations as well. )
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  • Qiqqa (Official Rep) January 03, 2012 22:12
    Splitting the screen is not high on the todo list at the moment as most people who ask for it tend to want it for the exactly what you are needing: to jump back and forth to the references.

    The route we suggest for that is to create a bookmark at the references, e.g. CTRL-SHIFT 1. Then you can jump to the references any time by pressing CTRL-1.

    Alternatively, you can open a PDF twice (right click the PDF in the library and open 2nd time) and then move that window to a bottom pane by right-clicking on the tab at the top of the screen.
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I wasn't aware of the right click on the tab trick, thanks!

    The workaround you suggest works nicely. In fact, knowing this (the right click trick) I would now suggest that adding split screen in PDF view would add clutter to the interface.
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    For me the ctrl shift + number bookmarking doesn't seem to work. When I press ctrl + number go back to bookmarked place nothing happens. Personally I think that for many users it would be much nicer to have a place bookmark button in the UI instead of having to use key combinations (I have to remember staff related to my research, I don't want to waste my brain space on remembering one more key combination, especially that other programs use combinations of the same keys as well so it gets confusing). It would be also nice to have some kind of indicator icon to show up in the bookmarked place of the pdf to indicate that a bookmark was placed sucessfully. My other grief is that the bookmarks menu is not scrollable. It's a pain to use bookmarks without that (imagine using 9 bookmarks from quiqqa (by the way those should also show in the bookmarks list at least as numbers 1-9, I dont know if they do now because as I said bookmarking doesn't seem to work for me) + bookamrks that you can place in the pdf itself using Acrobat). Another grief: quiqqa finds typically (introduction, results etc) bookmarked fragments on it's own - it's a great feature for quick reading but if I read something in depth I often open that pdf in Acrobat and add my own named (I think that we should be able to name the 1-9 bookamrks from quiqqa as well) bookmarks. It's a pain that after going back to quiqqa I can't hide the automatic bookmarks in the bookmark menu, which makes it very cluttered. Also about the bookmarks menu: unfoldable menu from the top of the screen is OK but it would be nice to be able to open it in a separate floating window and to be able to dock that window wherever seems the most comfortable (sides od the quiqqa window basically, have you ever seen how the menus in Photoshop/ Illustrator work?) to be able to see the bookamrks and the text at the same time and be able to jump between chapters quickly
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    Yes, I agree, a bookmark list on the left-hand-side would be nice, with hierarchy!
    Also, right click selected text to highlight would be crazily awesome and fun!
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  • How I handle this issue is to search for the citation author's name. The last one in the search is usually the reference and then I can get back fairly quickly to the citation I was at earlier (assuming that author isn't cited to often).
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