How to Add Pages From One Word Document to Another Word Document

By Pam Durant

If you have sections of a lengthy report or project strewn across several different Word documents, you may eventually want to compile them all into one place. For inserting a few paragraphs at a time into an existing document, a good, old-fashioned copy and paste will usually suffice. However, if you've got multiple pages of text to gather, Word's "Insert Text From File" command can help you complete the job with less fuss.

Step 1

Open the target document and single-click at the location where you want the text from the source document to appear.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" menu at the top of the Word window, choose the "Object" button in the "Text" group area and then click the "Text From File" command.

Step 3

Navigate to the location of the source file, select it and click the "Insert" button. All text from this document will appear in the target document at the current cursor position.

Step 4

Use "Insert Text From File" to insert select pages from a document by creating a bookmark in the source document. Select the desired text and click "Bookmark" on the "Insert" tab in the Links group on the Word ribbon.

Step 5

Type a name for the bookmark and click the "OK" button.

Step 6

Return to the file to be updated and click the "Range" button in the "Insert File" window.

Step 7

Type the name of the bookmark and then click the "OK" button to insert the text from the bookmark.