How to Break a Word Document Into Two Documents

Written by k.c. winslow
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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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open the Word document you want to break into two documents.

  2. 2

    Place the cursor at the point where the second document will begin and drag the cursor down to the end of the document.

  3. 3

    Go to the "Home" tab in the ribbon and click the "Cut" icon, which appear as scissors.

  4. 4

    Go to the "Microsoft Office" button and select "New." Click the "Blank Document" and press "Create."

  5. 5

    Go to the "Home" tab and press the "Paste" icon, which appears as a clipboard and document.

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    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.

  7. 7

    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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