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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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Boulanger     02 Sep 2016, 08:03
Hi, I'm strugling to find a possibility to delete all print screens in word document without deleting all command buttons that are also considered as object.
I use the following command:
Dim objPic As InlineShape
For Each objPic In ActiveDocument.InlineShapes
Next objPic

Thanks for your help
Genevieve Buck    26 Aug 2016, 19:36
I hate having this split screen , I want just one screen.
  I do not know how to get rid of the
pale envelope picture showing up in my e-mail. how do I just have one screen
for my yahoo e-mail. I do not want my email split in to two vertical screen . how do I get rid of the scree?
  I wish you would make the yellow star in different colors. it would make it so people could sort their e-mails easier. a person could have a different color for different e-mail
company's letter. are for family members'.
   have no idea what 5+3 means????
sure would be very helpful.
Pat Goettling    17 May 2016, 07:24

How do I get rid of split screen?
Muneeb Siddiqui    04 Sep 2015, 12:26
Thank you for the tip.
carmen holsapple    17 Aug 2015, 03:46
windows 10- how do I get rid of my split screen?
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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