How to merge Word documents

Note

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If you have to combine separate Microsoft Word documents, you can copy and paste them together if they're short, or merge them if they're long.

Note

The following method applies to both Word 2010 and Word 2007. The format might not stay the same when you merge documents.

  1. Select the Insert tab.

    Screenshot of the Insert tab.

  2. Select Object, and then select Text from File from the drop-down menu.

    Screenshot of the Text from File option.

  3. Select the files to be merged into the current document. Press and hold Ctrl to select more than one document.

    Note

    Documents will be merged in the order in which they appear in the file list. To use a different order, select and insert each file individually in the desired order.

    Screenshot of inserting files.

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