How to Extract Specific Pages From a Large MS Word Document

By Darrin Koltow

If you're not familiar with Word's many commands for navigating its large documents, it could take you a long time to figure out how to cleanly move to and then extract specific pages from such a document. Your keyboard navigation keys like "PageUp," "PageDown," and the arrow keys do not offer practical solutions. But an option of the "Find" command does. To extract a specific page from a large Word document, you can use the "Go to" tab of the "Find" command with Word's "Extend selection" command to select and then extract the desired page.

Step 1

Click the "File" menu's "Open" command, and then navigate to and double-click the file from which you want to extract specific pages.

Step 2

Click the "Home" tab's "Find" button in the "Editing" panel, and then click the "Go to" command. Click the "Page" item in the left pane of the dialog box that appears, and then type the number of a page you want to extract in the "Enter page number" text box.

Step 3

Click "Go to" to make Word navigate to the start of the page you indicated, and then click anywhere on the document. Press "F8" to enter "Extend selection" mode.

Step 4

Type over the number you just entered in the "Enter page number" text box with a number one greater than the existing number. For example, if you entered "2," you'll now enter "3."

Step 5

Click the "Go to" button to make Word select all the text from the start of the desired page to the start of the next page.

Step 6

Press "Ctrl" + "C" to copy the page to the clipboard. Or, press "Ctrl" + "X" to remove the page from the document and cut it to the clipboard.

Step 7

Open Windows Explorer, and then type the name of the application to which you want to extract the Word page. For example, if you want to extract the Word page to Notepad, type "Notepad" and then press "Enter."

Step 8

Press "Ctrl" + "V" to paste the extracted page in the opening window of the application you started.

Step 9

Repeat steps 2 through 9 for each remaining page you want to extract.