View two parts of a document simultaneously

You can split the document window horizontally into two panes, and then control each pane separately.

  1. On the Window menu, click Split.

A horizontal split bar appears in the document window, and the pointer changes to a Resize pointer.

  1. Drag the split bar to where you want it, and then either click the bar or press ENTER.


  • To return to a single pane view, click Remove Split on the Window menu.
  • To move or copy text or graphics between parts of a long document, split the window into two panes. Display the text or graphics that you want to move or copy in one pane, and then display the destination for the text or graphics in the other pane. Finally, select the text or graphics, and then drag the selection across the split bar.
  • Microsoft Word can split the window only horizontally, not vertically. If you prefer to work in two "panes" that are arranged side by side instead of top and bottom, open the document in a second window. Do this by clicking New Window on the Window menu, and then arrange the two windows as you want them.
Applies to:
Word 2003