Split Window View: Work with Two Sections of the Same Word Document at Once
Working with long documents can be difficult. One common issue is the need to scroll from one page to another to reference different pieces of your document. For example, you might be working on a report for your management team. You make several references to a graphic throughout the report. You will likely become frustrated every time you need to look back to the graphic to find a piece of information. Rather than scroll back and forth until your face turns red, use the split window view.
The split window view allows you to see different sections of the same document at once.
To split the screen:
- Navigate to the View tab on the ribbon.
- In the Window group, click the Split button.
- A horizontal line will appear in your window. Choose where you would like the split to occur, and right-click your mouse. You can adjust the split by clicking and dragging the horizontal line.
Once you’ve split the window, you can scroll through each pane separately. You no longer need to cycle through every page to find the same element over and over again. Instead, you can keep the graphic displayed in your bottom screen while you revise your content on the top. You can also individually adjust the zoom level for each pane.
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