How to Create a Master Document in Microsoft Word

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Once you have created an outline in your Word document, you can work with it to create a master document and subdocuments.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

  1. In Outline view, select Show Document from the Master Document group of the Outlining tab. Select Show Document
  2. Insert subdocuments into the master document from the Outlining tab. In the Master Document group, select Insert and then locate and select documents to link. Select Insert

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