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How to Merge Word Documents

If you are an active user of Microsoft word, then you should already be aware that it is possible to merge word documents into one document. It is very convenient and easy to do even though it might sound alien to some individuals. Although some people know it is possible, they just don’t know how to go about it. You can perform this operation on any version of Microsoft Word.

Benefits of Merging Documents

You might be asking yourself how this feature will help you. I am going to explain what you might get to enjoy it. It will be easier for you to search for a document. Imagine being in a hurry and you can’t recall the name you used in saving a document. All you need to do is to open the master document and just scroll through.

If you also need editing or revisions done on a document, you can do it easily from one large document without forgetting any. It will be much easier to have all your work projects or school works in one document than having them in different documents. It will be easily accessible.

How to merge word documents

If you have decided to merge word documents together, it is very easy to do. Just follow the steps below:

  1. The first step is to open a new word document where you want them to be merged into.
  2. Click where you want the document inserted. After this, click on the insert tap which is in the menu bar at the top of your Microsoft word application.
  3. Locate the Object with your tab. It is on the top-right side. Press the small icon beside it and a drop-down menu will appear.
  4. Once it appears, click on ‘Text from File’.
  5. After you have done that, start selecting the documents you want to merge into the document.
  6. Like I said before, you can hold down the control key so that you can select more documents for merging. Also be aware that, the documents at the top will be merged in the first place. So it is important to give them names and arrange them alphabetically.
  7. You have now successfully merge word documents, go ahead to save it.
Merge Documents Proceedure
The interface of where to merge word documents. Fig.1
Merge Documents Proceedure
The interface where to merge word documents. Fig. 2
Merge Documents Proceedure
The interface where to merge word documents. Fig 3

Limitations to merging word documents

There are some things you need to realize before you merge your documents. The first is that wherever your cursor is at the time is where the documents will appear. Make sure the position is exactly where you want it to be.

Then, word automatically merges documents’ in any order. I wrote it up there that you need to make sure your documents are in the order you want them before you start selecting them to be merged. Even if it is scattered, you can always arrange then as you want later. You need to check your work again to make sure the original formatting has not changed.

When trying to merge, start by creating a new file entirely.


Finally, this post explained how you can merge word documents easily. You can now combine several documents in one master document.


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