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How to Split a Merged Document in Word

Updated July 20, 2017

Microsoft Word is equipped with an array of features that make it easy to customise the layout of a document. Documents can be merged and split by copying and pasting portions of documents onto each other. They can also be split or combined in the form of "subdocuments." Microsoft Word can split a document into separate views for side-by-side editing.

Launch Microsoft Word. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Microsoft Office Suite," then "Word."

Open the file that is to be split. Click "File," "Open," then browse to the location of the combined file. Double click the file name.

Create a new document. Click "File," "New."

Find the point where the document will be split. Use the cursor to click that point and drag it down to the end of the section to be split. Simultaneously press "Ctrl+c" then click the blank Word document window. Simultaneously press "Ctrl+v" then save the file by clicking "File," then "Save as." Give the file a name and click "Save."

Continue this process to for as many sections as necessary.

Launch Microsoft Word. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Microsoft Office Suite," then "Word."

Open the file that is to be split. Click "File," "Open," then browse to the location of the combined file. Double click the file name.

Expand the Subdocuments view. Click "View," "Outline," "Expand Subdocuments."

Add a new heading for the Subdocument. Click "Heading," then type the heading and press "Enter."

Click "Split Subdocument," then follow the instructions to split the document.

Launch Microsoft Word. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Microsoft Office Suite," then "Word."

Open the file that is to be split. Click "File," "Open," then browse to the location of the combined file. Double click the file name.

Open the split window menu. Click "Window," then "Split."

Use the cursor to drag the split bar to the desired location then press "Enter."

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