How To Merge Multiple Documents into One Document in Microsoft Word?

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Many times, we have created different Word Documents, where at some point we want to combine and merge them into one Document. For example, an Author creates and saves each chapter separately and at some point, the Chapters are needed to be Merged as One. Many of us, would have created a New Blank Document and then would have opened each other Document one by one and then using the Copy and Paste commands they would have used it until the New Document was created. A very time-consuming procedure. How can it be accomplished faster and easier; Just keep on reading the post below.

How To Merge Multiple Documents into One Document in Microsoft Word

We must select the Insert tab and from the right area of the Ribbon, we locate the area named Text. Once located, we select the icon Object as shown below, where we can Insert An Embedded Object Or Text From Another File Into Our Document. (If we hover over the icons located in area Text we will have a brief description of what each command does).

How To Merge Multiple Documents into One

In the image below, we have a close up of the Text area of the tab Insert where we can also see the Object command and it’s brief description.

How To Merge Multiple Documents into One

Once we select the command Object, a drop-down menu appears containing two commands which are Object and Text From File. For this post, we will be using the Text From File command, where we can Insert The Text From A File Into Our Publication. We are also notified that If We Have A Text Box Selected, The Text Will Be Added To The Selected Text Box, Otherwise, A New Text Box Will Be Created.

How To Merge Multiple Documents into One

Once we select the Text From File command, the Insert File dialog box appears as shown in the image below. In the image below, I have selected Four different Documents to be Inserted in a New Blank Document as one. To select continuous items in a dialog box, we use the Shift key from our Keyboard and to select non continuous items in a dialog box, we use the Ctrl key from our Keyboard. According to the order we select our Documents, that is the way that they will be inserted in our Document.

How To Merge Multiple Documents into One

In the image below, we can see how the Four Different Documents have been Merged into a New Document. A procedure quite simple and fast. No more use of the Copy and Paste command for us. Just a few clicks away.

How To Merge Multiple Documents into One

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