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Combining documents with the Copy/Paste commands is as simple as copying the text from each document and combining them into one master document.
I use a very basic Windows XP and I'm trying to put together a collection of my stories for self-publishing. They're all written as separate documents in Word. Now I need to put them all together as one document on a disc. I tried your search but if the subject is there I'm phrasing it wrong. The only thing I can think of would be to put the first document on a disc and then copy and paste each story on to that document. Is there an easier way?
In this excerpt from Answercast #84, I look at ways to combine multiple Word documents into one for publishing.
Not that I'm aware of. But, I want to make sure that you are copy/pasting the right thing when you say you are: you're not copy/pasting "documents" onto "documents."
What I would do in a case like this is:
Open up the first document in Word;
Go to the bottom of that document;
Open up the second document in Word;
Select all with Ctrl-A;
Copy it with Ctrl-C;
Go back to the bottom of the first document and paste in the contents of the second with Ctrl-V.
I would then repeat that process for each of the documents.
What happens is that you are building a complete document inside of Word: a single document that contains the contents of all of these other documents.
Once you finish pasting the documents into Word, then you would do a File > Save As to save it to a new file name, and that's the document that you would then put on disc.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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