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Removing a Split Window

When you are done working with split windows, there are two ways you can return to a single window. Try either of these methods:

  • Choose Remove Split from the Window menu.
  • Double-click on the split bar.

When you remove the split window, the resulting single window maintains the attributes of the window in which the insertion point is located. For instance, let's say the window above the split bar shows you your document in Normal view, and the one below the split bar shows you your document in Print Layout view. If the insertion point is below the split bar when you remove the split, the resulting single window will be in Print Layout view. However, if the insertion point had been above the split, then the resulting window would have been in Normal view.

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Comments for this tip:

s2kreno    09 Feb 2015, 12:18
This does not work for me. I didn't split my window (at least no on purpose)but it is split now and only leaves me a small area to type in. Double clicking does not work and there is no "unsplit" option anywhere.
Edward J. Farkas    16 Mar 2014, 07:21
On my new Microsoft Office 2013, I foolishly tried split screen. It did not help me. Now I am praying for a way of removing split screen.
awyatt    18 Aug 2013, 10:58
You are most welcome LeRoy.

LeRoy Laycock    18 Aug 2013, 09:58
Just wanted to say I have enjoyed your Newsletter for several years. I don't use Word as much as I used to but I still look over your column.

Thanks for letting me 'freeload' with the free issue for all this time.

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