Insert an existing Word document into a master document

  1. Open the master document (master document: A "container" for a set of separate files (or subdocuments). You can use a master document to set up and manage a multipart document, such as a book with several chapters.) and click Outline on the View menu.
  2. If the subdocuments are collapsed, click Expand Subdocuments Button image on the Outlining toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).
  3. Click where you want to add the existing document.

Make sure to click a blank line between existing subdocuments.

  1. On the Outlining toolbar, click Insert Subdocument Button image.
  2. In the File name box, enter the name of the document you want to add, and then click Open.

Microsoft Word inserts a next page section break (section break: A mark you insert to show the end of a section. A section break stores the section formatting elements, such as the margins, page orientation, headers and footers, and sequence of page numbers.) before the subdocument and a continuous section break after it.

Applies to:
Word 2003