Using QuickReference Panels
Want to refer to something, but don’t want to split the Editor to do it (or can’t because you’re in Composition mode)? Or maybe you need to work with more than two documents at the same time.
In either situation, try a QuickReference panel. Just like in split screen, you can edit the content, but the QuickReference panel has some advantages over the split Editor: You can move the QuickReference panel around and resize it, and you can have more than one open at a time.
Here are some easy ways to open a QuickReference panel:
Select one or more documents in the Binder, and then press the spacebar. A QuickReference panel opens for each file selected.
Select the desired document(s) in the Binder, Corkboard, or Outliner, and then click the QuickReference button in the toolbar.
Drag the desired document(s) from the Binder, Corkboard, or Outliner, and then drop it onto the QuickReference button in the toolbar.
This method allows you to open a QuickReference panel without changing the Binder selection because you don’t need to select the file before dragging it onto the toolbar button. Also, you can still use this option with a multiple selection, if desired.