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 Only Part of a File.

Inserting Only Part of a File

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 13, 2016)

You probably already know that Word allows you to insert a file into your document. You may not know, however, that you can insert a portion of a file, if desired. This is done in the following manner:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the document inserted.
  2. Choose File from the Insert menu. Word displays the Insert File dialog box.
  3. Specify a filename for the document you want inserted.
  4. If you are using Word 2000 or later, click the Range button. Word displays the Set Range dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Set Range dialog box.

  6. In the Range box, indicate a bookmark name assigned to the text you want inserted. This must be an existing bookmark name in the document you are inserting.
  7. 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 (1853) 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 Only Part of 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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