Can Marked open the same document twice?

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Justin Michael

19 Jan, 2012 01:03 AM

I'm working on some documentation in a single file, and I would love to have two Marked windows open with the same file in both. This would allow me to reference one section while working in another. Is this possible?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 19 Jan, 2012 05:04 AM

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    I'm afraid not. Marked uses the OS X document system, which just directs you to an already open file if you try to open it again. You'd need to duplicate all or a portion of the file and open it separately, and keeping them in sync would get… complex.

    I might suggest you use nvALT with a pinned preview as a reference panel, if that's of any help.

  2. 2 Posted by Justin Michael on 19 Jan, 2012 06:35 PM

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    Thanks for the prompt reply and the alternate solution!

    I actually found a way to accomplish what I wanted with Marked alone. All I needed to do was launch a second copy of Marked using the following command in Terminal:

    open -n /Applications/

    From the man page for open:

    -n  Open a new instance of the application(s) even if one is already running.

    Now I have two Marked windows into the same document at the same time, and they both update and behave exactly as they should so far!

    Marked is great BTW, amazingly useful for what I'm doing right now. Thanks for the great app!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 19 Jan, 2012 07:04 PM

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    Wow, you win :). I'll put that in my drawer of cool tricks (and maybe in the knowledgebase :).


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