Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Multiple Windows
Different Ways to
View Your Work
Working with Multiple Windows
Using multiple windows can speed up your work exponentially. Instead of having to
switch back and forth between two different windows showing two different Word
documents, you can show them both on the same screen. That way, you can
compare different drafts of the same document or easily copy text from one document
into another. You work with multiple windows from the View tab’s Window section,
shown in Figure 1-14. Click View (Alt, W) and then choose one of these options:
New Window (Alt, W, N). This opens another copy of the current document
in a new window, which can come in handy when you’re working on a long
document and you need to see two different sections of it at the same time. For
example, if Section 3 develops a topic you touched on briefly in Section 1, you
might want to see both sections at the same time to make sure they’re in sync.
When you open the same document in a new window, you can move through
each one independently and any change you make to the document in one
window also happens in the other. Nice.
Figure 1-14:
The buttons in the
View tab’s Window
section let you work
with more than one
document, or with
different sections of
the same document,
at once.
Arrange All (Alt, W, A). When you’re working with two windows, it takes a lot
of mouse-clicking to jump back and forth between them. It’d be a lot easier to
see both windows on the same screen, and that’s what the Arrange All button
is for. When you click it, Word resizes the windows for all open documents and
shows them on the same screen, as shown in Figure 1-15. Each resized
document window gets the same amount of screen space. To devote the full screen to
any one window again, click its upper-right Maximize button.
Split (Alt, W, S). Use the Split button to divide a document’s window
horizontally, giving it an upper and a lower scroll bar. After you’ve split the screen, use
the scroll bars to move through each part of the document independently—for
example, hold your place in the document’s Introduction while you check that
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