Microsoft Word 2010 uses an "Insert" feature to help merge multiple documents into one master document. This is especially helpful when combining sections of a report into one large report, chapters into a book, or notes into one master notes file. This is a similar process to inserting a picture, table or spreadsheet into a Word 2010 document.
Click "New" to create a new blank document. Click the "Office" button and click "Save As." Save the document as the master document.
Click the mouse in the document space. A blinking cursor appears. Click the "Insert" tab. Click the arrow next to "Object" in the "Text" group.
Click "Text From File" on the drop-down menu. Browse for the Word 2010 documents you want to merge in the "Insert File" dialog box.
Click the "Insert" button. The text files are merged into the master blank document. Save the master document.
Tips & Warnings
- Set up your master document page layout and margin before merging documents.
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