ADOBE Reader Command Line for Embedding

I need to load a PDF file such that it displays in two pages at a time.  I know that you can do that with Adobe Reader, but I cannot find the command line parameters  to give me that affect.  I can specify zoom, toolbars, etc.  but haven't found a parameter to set to display a multipage document two pages at a time.

All is done in an embedded object tag.
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAsked:
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I think this document is the only source of valid parameters:

It lists "view" as a potential parameter, but it's apparently not supported on the command line. So if "view" doesn't work for you, then you're probably out of luck.
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have that document.  If you note though on the cover page it states it is version 8.1 and Adobe is at version 11.  I was hoping that there existed a more current document and further to the point,  information on how to have a document viewed within a web page/object tag with the command line to show the document in multiple panes (my requirement is for two) which is supported in the Reader application.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You didn't say which version of Adobe Reader, but even the latest one (XI — 11), doesn't have a command line option (AFAIK) for setting Two Page View, as the GUI has. Regards, Joe
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can you explain how you know that there isn't a command line for setting two pages view?
I did a little searching and there is one newer version of that document for version 9, but it looks pretty much the same:

The latest SDK docs are for Acrobat X:

...and the page that talks about open parameters points back to the version 9 reference guide.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> Can you explain how you know that there isn't a command line for setting two pages view?

I don't "know" for sure, which is why my comment said "AFAIK", which means "as far as I know". I spent about a half-hour researching the issue, looking at forums and blogs (both Adobe and non-Adobe), and including downloading and reading the following four documents:


I could not find one mention of the ability to set Two Page View via a command line call to Adobe Reader (any version). That doesn't mean there isn't a hidden, unknown, undocumented command line option, but my money says it's not there. Just one person's opinion after some modest research, but I'd love to be proven wrong. Regards, Joe

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Just out of curiosity, why didn't you accept my first, "you can't do this" answer?
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I'm stubborn and until I speak with Adobe direct,  I would defer the impossible to the undocumented and obscure.  I wanted to close this out as EE was nagging me about it and also you put in sufficient effort to deserve the points.

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