How to Add a Word Document to a Word Document

Adding a Word document file into another helps save time. There are a number of ways you can do this. You can copy the document from its original source into the new document, insert the document as a file, or insert it as an object. Inserting a document as a file gives you the option to select a specific bookmark you want to insert.

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Using Copy and Paste

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Open the Word document you want to copy.

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Select the entire document by pressing "Ctrl+A" on your keyboard. Then right-click over the text and select “Copy.”

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Minimize the Word document and open the Word document where the contents will be added.

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Place the insertion point where you want the contents pasted. Then right-click and select “Paste.”

Add by Inserting Document as File

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Open the Word document where the second document will be added. Then place your cursor where you want to insert the file.

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

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Select the Word document file you want to insert. To choose a range, click the “Range” button. The “Enter Text” dialog box will open. Enter the bookmark name of the Word document you want to insert and press “OK.”

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Click on “Insert” to add the Word document to your page.

Add by Inserting Document as Object

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Open the Word document where you want to place the second file.

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Place the insertion point where the document will go. Then select “Insert” and “Object” from the toolbar. The “Object” dialog box will open.

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Click the “Create from File” tab, then press “Browse.”

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Double-click the Word document you want to add. Its file path will be added to the “Browse” text field. Click “OK” to add the Word document.