How to use the Preview Pane

The Preview Pane is your document management center. You’ll see a preview of each page in your document and can interact with those pages in a few ways.

  • Click the Preview Pane option to open it.



You can adjust the size of the preview pane so that it is the perfect size for your monitor.

  • Hold down the left mouse button on the edge of the preview pane.
  • Drag your mouse cursor in either direction and the pane will adjust in size.
  • Release the mouse button to finalize your choice.



  • Click on any page and you’ll navigate right to it.



You can also change the order of pages in your document from this pane.

  • Hold down the left mouse button on a page.
  • Drag your mouse cursor and move the page to its new location.
  • Release the mouse button and your page will move.



You can move multiple pages at once.

  • Hold down the CTRL key as you select your pages.
  • Hold down the left mouse button on the first page and as you drag the cursor all selected pages will move.


You can quickly access the edit Page features in the preview pane.

  • Right-click on the page you want to edit.
    • You can also do this to a group of pages you’ve selected.
  • Select the action you’d like to perform.



The specific feature will open with the page range automatically selected.

You can also access some additional options by clicking on the three dots in the right upper corner of the Preview Pane:



You can also insert other documents into the PDF you are working with. If the file is not already a PDF, it will be converted as the file is inserted.

  • Go to the file on your computer.
  • Hold down the left mouse button and drag the file into the preview pane.
  • Once the file is in the correct place in this document, release the mouse button.
  • Your file will be added to the open PDF document.


*** It is currently not possible to insert a file into Soda PDF Online. This functionality is limited to Soda PDF Desktop.

  • Click the Preview Pane button at any time to close the preview pane.



We have two additional modules. The OCR module allows you to recognize and edit text within any scanned document or image. We also have the E-Sign module that allows you to electronically sign PDFs and track and manage e-signatures in real-time. If those modules are not available for you, you can purchase them here.



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