How Do I Insert One Word Document Into Another?

By Foye Robinson

You can insert one or more Word documents into another Word document, as long as the document in which the file is placed is open. When you insert a file, you can choose to link directly to it in Microsoft Word, so changes made to the original file will be applied to the second file as well. You can insert your document as a file or object, in the exact location where you want it to go.

Insert as File

Step 1

Open the Word document into which you want to insert a document and place the cursor where you want the insertion point to be.

Step 2

Select "Insert" and "File" from the toolbar. The "Insert File" dialog box will open.

Step 3

Click on "Range" to insert only a specific area of the document if the linked file includes a bookmark. Then type in the bookmark's name.

Step 4

Find and select the Word file you want to add. Click on "Insert" to insert the document without linking it. Otherwise, select the arrow beside the "Insert" button and select "Insert as link" from the drop-down." The document will be inserted into your main document.

Insert as Object

Step 1

Open the Word document into which you want to insert a document and place the cursor where you want the insertion point to be.

Step 2

Click on "Insert" and "Object" in the toolbar. The "Object" dialog box will open.

Step 3

Select the "Create from File" tab. Then click on the "Browse" button to find the Word document you want to insert. Double-click the file in the "Insert" dialog box. You will be redirected to the "Object" dialog box.

Step 4

Place a check mark by "Link to file" to insert the file and link to it. Otherwise, leave it unselected. Then click on "OK."

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