Does pdf-tools have scrolling where I can view the bottom half of one pdf page and the top of the next page? Right now, my installation simply jumps to the next page and I cannot view two pages simultaneously.

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    Does this answer your question? Is there continuous scrolling and double page viewing in pdf-tools?
    – Basil
    Feb 22, 2020 at 15:11
  • Does this answer your question? pdf-tools: View multiple pages in one buffer - like evince's continous mode
    – Tyler
    Feb 22, 2020 at 15:20
  • Thanks for the two comments. Unfortunately, the proposed fix does not allow viewing two pages simultaneously. It only allows smooth scrolling to jump to the next page, and once it jumps to the next page, it does not show the previous page
    – Vikram
    Feb 22, 2020 at 18:10
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    @Vikram Yes, that's what the two other answers and the linked pdf-tools issues say - neither Emacs nor pdf-tools currently supports what you are asking for.
    – Basil
    Feb 22, 2020 at 19:05
  • If I display the same PDF buffer in two windows I can display different pages of the PDF in each window, including showing the bottom of one page and the top of the next. It's not automated (I'd expect follow-mode to be the entry point if it were, and that doesn't work), but clearly in 2023 it's at least possible to get the display you're after.
    – phils
    Jul 26, 2023 at 20:45

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The package pdf-continuous-scroll provides this functionality. It is hacky (and therefore it is not on (M)ELPA), but it does a reasonable job...

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