How to Combine Two Word Documents Into One

By Greg Lindberg

If you’ve created two separate Microsoft Word documents that you want to combine into one large document, then you may consider copying and pasting content from one document into the other. However, a simple method exists to insert the content of one Word file into a master document. You can combine documents the same way for both the 2003 and 2007 versions of Word.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Word document on your computer that you want to combine with another Word document.

Step 2

Click on “View > Outline.” Click on the “Expand Subdocuments” icon from the Outlining toolbar.

Step 3

Click on the area in the document where you want to add another document. The best place is at the end of the document or at the end of a paragraph.

Step 4

Click on the “Insert Subdocument” option. Locate the Word document that you want to combine with, and then click on it so that it’s highlighted.

Step 5

Click on the “Open” button and the two documents will then be combined with each other. Click on the “File” button if you’re using Word 2003 or the “Microsoft Office” button for Word 2007, and then click on the “Save” button to save your combined documents.