How to Merge Files in Word 2007

By Sonia Waring

If you want to combine the contents of various Microsoft Word files into one document, you can open each of the files, and then select, copy and paste their contents into a new file, one file at a time. But, that method can get tedious fast--and it’s confusing if you fail to keep track of which documents you’ve already pasted from. Instead, use the "Insert" tab to merge files into one master file, one at a time or in groups, with a few simple clicks.

Step 1

Open an existing file, or create a new one in Microsoft Word. This is the master file into which you will insert the other files.

Step 2

Click on the "Insert" tab.

Step 3

Click on the arrow next to the button marked "Object," and then select "Text from File…"

Step 4

Navigate to the folder in which you’ve saved the files you want to merge. Either double-click on one file to insert its contents into the master file or select multiple files, and then click on "Insert."

Step 5

Save the master file.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you insert multiple files simultaneously, they appear in the order they appeared in the "Insert File" window, regardless of the order you selected them.