View two parts of a document at the same time

You can split the Word window into two panes so that you can view two different parts of a document at the same time. This is useful, for example, if you want to copy and paste text and graphics into a long or complex document.

Drag split bar

  1. On the View menu, click Draft, Web Layout, Outline, or Print Layout.

  2. Rest the pointer on the split bar at the top of the vertical scroll bar until Horizontal split arrow appears.

    Split bar

    Callout 1 Split bar

    If you cannot see the vertical scroll bar

    1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

    2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click View.

    3. Under Window, select the Vertical scroll bar check box.

  3. Drag the split bar to the position you want.

Tip: To return to a single window, double-click the split bar.

See also

Show or hide scroll bars

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