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Displaying Multiple Pages (Split Screens)

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April 28, 2023 at 4:34:18 PM

Video Tutorial

Vertical Split = /

Vertical Split with next page = CTRL + /

Horizontal Split = \

Horizontal Split with next page = CTRL + \

Horizontal Split with page scrolling = CTRL + Mouse Scroll Wheel


Bring up a document and press /

Left-click on the blank side (or press Tab) to make that zone active.

Manually enter the Media ID (X+ID+ENTER) or select a page in Production and hitting F5. Note: If you are using On-Air Mode, you need only select the page in Production.

The / and \ hotkeys are toggles. Selecting either of those a second time will make the doc go back to single-page display on whichever side is active.

Note: To launch a single page from the viewer after your split Hitting the CTRL + SHIFT + F5 - Whichever  side is active will launch as single page. CTRL + SHIFT + F5 is the hotkey for unsplit all and launch active pane.

You can split screen a few different ways with OnCue - Horizontal, Vertical, or you can drag the next page up (or previous page down) into the viewer.

Horizontal Split Screen

Pressing the forward slash ( / ) will split the Viewer into 2 sections.  By default, the second section will be blank but pressing CTRL+/  will split the Viewer horizontally with next page of the document pulled up in the second section.  Pressing forward slash again will remove the section without focus.  You can tell which section has focus - it will have a gray rectangle drawn around it.

Vertical Split Screen

To splash the screen vertically, press the backslash key ( \ ) in the Viewer.  The same idea of bringing up the next page of the document works with CTRL+\  and pressing blackslash again will remove the unfocused section.

How to Split

Sometimes you just need to show a portion of the next page instead of a perfect vertical split.

To pull up the next page, position the mouse near the bottom of the Viewer, hold in the CTRL key, then right-click and drag the mouse up from the bottom of the screen to drag the next page up.  You can also CTRL+right-click drag from the top of the page to pull down the end of the previous page from the top of the Viewer.  Double-clicking on the section you'd like to keep will remove and clear the other section of the split screen.

Remember: If you have zoomed in or gone wide in either pane, you will need to double-click twice to go back to a single page (the first double-click clears the zoom).

Note: Keep in mind that if you hold down the CTRL key while you pan – the minute the split line moves off the top of the page, it will come up again at the bottom no matter what part of the page you are on. 

See our article Page Dragging Split Screen for more details.

Page Dragging Split Screen

Here is how split screens work. The split screen is a toggle so you can use the / or \ to unsplit. You can also double-click on the active side to clear the split.


  1. Blanking the screen (Esc once or B) and then clicking on a single page or typing X+ID will display only a single page.

  2. Unsplit will display the active side (active side is what the grey box is around).

  3. Double-clicking on the active side will also clear the split and leave the document you clicked on.

OFF-AIR (Working from the Viewer)

  1. Blanking the screen must happen on both sides Viewer and Presentation to display a single page.

  2. CTRL + SHIFT + F5 is the hotkey for unsplit all and launch active pane in the Viewer.

  3. Double-clicking on the active side (in both Viewer and Presentation) will also clear the split and leave the document you clicked on.

  4. You can clear the split page in Presentation only but notice that the Viewer still has a split screen. You will need to unsplit the Viewer to launch a single page.

NOTICE: Once Presentation is active the hotkeys follow Presentation – blanking Presentation and then trying to blank the Viewer will unblank Presentation.

How to Unsplit