Join Chris Grover for an in-depth discussion in this video Splitting the window, part of Learning Word 2010.
Writing and editing isn't necessarily a linear process. In the middle of working away, you might realize that you have written what would be a perfect opening paragraph, in that case you'll want to move it. In situations like that, it can be helpful to see two parts of your document at once. Welcome to the Split Command and some of the other features that let you see different parts of your document at the same time. So here we have a document, it's a Newsletter and suppose you wanted to take a graphic and put it in one of these opening paragraphs up here. But the graphic we want is way down toward the end of our document, you could scroll down there and Copy it, then scroll back up and Paste it. But there's an easier way, and that's to split the window so that we can see two parts of our document at once.
There are a couple ways you can split the window, you can do it with this control that's up here on the View tab in the Window group, you can click on Split and you see this bar up here in your document, you can just position it wherever you'd like. Just click and that bar stays in there, and you now have two independent scroll bars over here that let you control different places in your document. To remove the split, you can just click the same button, which is now turned into a remove split button.
Now, the other way you can create a split is, you can drag it from the top of this scroll bar here, you can just drag a split right down there a and that does exactly the same thing as the button does. Let's go down here, and we'll look at one of these thumbnails. I'm going to right-click on it and then Copy it. I'm going to go back up here to my other page, scroll it independently, go in here and I'm going to right-click again and then choose Paste picture.
And now we've pasted that picture into our document, we still have the original one and we can see both of them at the same time. Naturally, you can do the same thing with text, you could copy a paragraph or a line of text, and bring it up here and take a look at it. Once it's in there, we might want to format our picture a little bit, we could choose Wrap around the picture and then we could drag it into place, and that doesn't look too bad. So that is a handy way to see two parts of your document at once. Now there are a couple of other controls up here that are interesting, one is New Window and one is Arrange all.
I'm going to remove this split, if we click on New window it opens up the document again in a separate window and you can do the same kind of editing from window to window on this. You could copy a section out of this and paste it in different place in the other window. But you have to keep in mind, when you do the New window command, you're just looking at a single document in two different windows, so any changes you make will be reflected in both, and they'll be saved with the single document. Now, the other command that's in here, the Arrange all, is just an assistance command.
If you click that, it will place both of your windows on the screen, evenly divided, so that you can see and work with both of them. In this lesson you saw how to split Word's windows so that you can view two different parts of your document at once, you also saw that you can have the same document open in two separate windows.
- Exploring the Ribbon
- Creating a document from a template
- Saving different file formats
- Editing text with Cut, Copy, and Paste
- Adding tab stops to the ruler
- Finding and replacing text
- Working with header and footer text
- Using Word styles
- Creating bulleted and numbered lists
- Adding a table of contents or index
- Restricting editing
- Printing documents, envelopes, and labels