Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. 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: Inserting a File.

Inserting a File

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 19, 2015)

There will probably be times when you want to add a file to your current document. For instance, you may need to append a document file, or you might want to add a text file in the middle of your document. Word makes it very easy to do this by following these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the file inserted.
  2. Choose File from the Insert menu. You will see the Insert File dialog box. (This looks almost exactly like a standard Open dialog box.)
  3. Use the tools in the dialog box to select the file you want to insert.
  4. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1223) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting a File.

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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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