Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How to view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen?

  1. #1

    How to view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen?


    How can I view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen at the same same time? Every time I open a PDF file, everything shuts down, excel for the PDF. Whenever I click off the PFD, I see everything else, but the PDF is gone. I'm trying to get some info from the PDF to Excel, but it's really hard to do this in Widows 8. In Windows 7 and previous versions, I could see more than one thing on my screen at the same time. Now, the PDF simply takes over control of everything else, so you see the PDF and that's it and that's all.

    Thanks everyone.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Oh, never-mind. It was some weird Adobe thing that took over control of my computer. I uninstalled that other freaky thing, and now I have the real PDF reader back.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How to view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen?
Related Threads
Solved ShellNew Excel 12 File in General Support
Hi, I accidentally deleted the EXCEL12 file in my ShellNew folder (C:\Windows\ShellNew). This file allows you to Right Click -> Create new Excel document on your desktop. I created a replacement file in the same folder with the same name (but with different default fonts, which is what I was...
I can not find an excel file I created a few weeks back. Is there anyway to do search so that all excel files are displayed? thanks in advance
Solved Excel file doesn't open in Software and Apps
Hello, Windows 8.1 with Excel 2007 On one PC is it oké but not on another PC: *a file with xls or xlsx suffix doesn't open as the exe-file of Excel is not found. *Excel on it self is starting up and after openening the dedicated xls-suffix the file is visible In configuration / programma's...
File view help in General Support
OK, so Windows 8 does a lot of counter-intuitive things that are maddening as hell, but the one that I'm struggling with (today) is how to make each folder view different. I work with photographs quite a bit, and have them sorted into their own folders. These folders are listed by a stock number....
OK, so I'm using a hp 2000, with windows 8 obviously. I wanted to try and hide a folder on my desktop for privacy, and to try it out I right clicked the folder and went to properties and clicked that, then I check-marked the hidden option. Now after that I looked online for ways to view my hidden...
Hi... I can't view the properties of my files, when I right click on a file and choose its properties... I could see the properties of a folder though... Why so.. So strange... Help... :(
If you go to: Control Panel / and click on the Administrative Tools icon / on my machine, it takes you to the Administrative Tools folder in the File Manager, and shows the 18 Shortcuts Is it like this for everybody? All of the other things in the Control Panel open in a dialog box that is...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook