Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: , , , , and . If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Splitting the Window.

Splitting the Window

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 17, 2013)

Word allows you to create split windows, each of which allows you to look at a different portion of your document. You can also use the split windows to view your document in different views. To create split windows, just choose Split from the Window menu. Word places a horizontal split bar on the screen, which can be easily positioned by moving the mouse. When you click on the mouse button, the bar is placed exactly where you clicked.

If you want to cancel the split, simply press Esc before you click the mouse button to place the split bar. Otherwise you will need to remove the split window, as discussed in the next tip.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (667) applies to Microsoft Word , , , , and . You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Splitting the Window.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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