The Page Display view can be any one of four different layout types. Choices for page layout are contained in the View >> Page Display submenu and also the Page Display toolbar.
Depending on the way a PDF file has been saved and depending on what preference choices are made for the Initial View, a PDF layout may appear different on different computers according to each individual user’s preference settings. Regardless of how you set your preferences, you can change the Page Display view at any time.
- Single Page. This layout places an entire page in view when the zoom level is set to Fit Page. When you press the Page Down key or the down-arrow key to scroll pages, the next page snaps into view.
- Single Page Continuous. Formerly labeled Continuous in earlier Acrobat viewers. This page layout view show pages in a linear fashion, where you might see the bottom of one page and the top of another page in the Document pane as you scroll down.
The difference between this view and Single Page views is that the pages don’t snap to a full page when viewed as Single Page Continuous.
- Two-Up. Formerly labeled Facing in earlier Acrobat viewers. This view shows two pages—like looking at an open book. When the zoom level is set to Fit Page or lower, only two pages are in view in the Document pane.
- Two-Up Continuous. Formerly Continuous–Facing in earlier Acrobat viewers. This page layout view displays a combination of the preceding two options. When the zoom level is zoomed out, the view displays as many pages in the Document pane as can be accommodated by the zoom level.
- Show Gaps Between Pages. When you select View >> Page Display >> Show Gaps Between Pages, the page views for Single Page, Two-Up, and Two-Up Continuous are displayed as you see on the left side of Figure below. Remove the check mark by the menu command and the display shown on the right appears.
- Show Cover Page During Two-Up. When you view a document in a Two-Up page layout, page 1 and 2 are first shown in the Document pane. Click the Next Page tool and the Document pane shows you pages 3 and 4. If you want to show pages 2 and 3 together, select View >> Page Display >> Show Cover Page During Two-Up.
If a document has more than two pages, the Two Columns and Two Pages views display the first page alone on the right side of the Document pane to ensure proper display of two-page spreads.