How to add a Word document to another Word document

Combining two text documents can be a boring and repetitive process with copying and pasting everything piecemeal.

There are simpler ways — ones that we will show you in this article.

There are two easy options for when you want to combine two Word documents:

  • inserting one into the other with the Word’s inbuilt feature 
  • copying and pasting everything at the same time

Option 1. Insertion

This is a simple option that Microsoft recommends.

1. Click the place in the document where you want to insert the second doc.

2. Click the “Insert” menu at the top of the screen, then click the arrow next to the “Object” line.

Screenshot showing how to insert a Word document to another Word document

3. Click the “Text from file.” A window will open.

4. Find the file you want to insert in the window.

Screenshot showing how to insert a Word document to another Word document

5. Repeat the steps above, if you want to insert more documents.

Option 2. Copying and pasting everything

This is a quick alternative way that works especially well if the inserted document doesn’t have a complex layout. 

  1. Open the document that you want to insert.
  2. Click anywhere on the document.
  3. Press Ctrl+A to select everything.
  4. Press Ctrl+C to copy what you have selected.
  5. Open the document that will be expanded.
  6. Click on the place where you want to insert the other doc.
  7. Press Ctrl+V to insert everything as is or press Ctrl+Shift+V to insert everything but without the formatting.

If you often need to merge the files created by different people, switching over from Word would save you a lot of time.

PandaDoc, for example, has a real-time collaboration, letting many users work on the same document in real time.

Moreover, it can include e-signature capabilities so that your team or clients can sign it without opening another app or printing anything.

A simpler way

There are two major options for adding one Word document to another.

Choose whichever fits the situation and your personal preferences. 

However, if you want to reliably manage all your documents — including automated workflows, secure storage, and a library of reusable content — PandaDoc would be your best bet. 
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