Microsoft Word allows you to make many types of editing changes, including splitting a single Word document into two documents. The "Cut" and "Paste" features of Word allow you to move blocks of text within a Word document, between Word documents and between applications. Within Word, you can copy text, images and any formatting in the document into a different location.
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- Moderately Easy
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Open the Word document you want to break into two documents.
Place the cursor at the point where the second document will begin and drag the cursor down to the end of the document.
Go to the "Home" tab in the ribbon and click the "Cut" icon, which appear as scissors.
Go to the "Microsoft Office" button and select "New." Click the "Blank Document" and press "Create."
Go to the "Home" tab and press the "Paste" icon, which appears as a clipboard and document.
Click the "Paste" icon that appears at the end of the pasted information. Select "Keep Source Formatting" to keep the appearance the same as in the first document.
Click the "Microsoft Office" button and select "Save As." Enter a name and save location for the file. Repeat this step on the other document. You have now split the Word document into two documents.
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