Microsoft Word 2010 or later (ribbon) Microsoft Word 2007 or earlier (file menu) Microsoft Word 2010 or later (ribbon) In the Word ribbon, click the Insert tab, click the down arrow next to Object, and select the Text from File option, as shown below.
For many users it is easier to copy and paste the contents of multiple files into a new file as a form of merging or combining files.
Merging Microsoft Word documents Merging Microsoft Excel files Merge a text (.txt) file in the Windows command line (MS-DOS) Merge a file in the Linux command line Merge PDF files To merge Word documents, you can merge those documents within Microsoft Word itself.
To do this, open the first file in MS Word, and follow the steps for your version of Word.
The steps are different because of the changes between the file menu and the Office ribbon.
If there are multiple files you want to merge at the same time, you can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting each file you want to merge.
Microsoft Word 2007 or earlier (file menu) In Word, click on Tools in the top menu and select the Compare and Merge Documents option, as shown below. You have the option of merging the selected document into the currently open document or merging the two documents into a new document.To choose the merge option, click the arrow next to the Merge button and select the desired merge option. If there are multiple files you want to merge at once, you can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting each file you want to merge.To merge Microsoft Excel files together, it is best to save them as CSV files first.Open the Excel files and in the menu bar, click File, then Save As.In the Save as type drop-down list, select CSV (comma delimited) (*.csv) from the list.Do this for each Excel file you want to merge, then place all the CSV files in the same folder.