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How to merge multiple documents and keep format in word?

Sometimes we may need to merge multiple documents into one when you are using the Microsoft Word applications. In Word, you can merge multiple Word documents into one with one of following tricky ways:

Merge multiple documents one by one with Insert Text from File feature

Merge multiple documents in bulk with VBA

Merge multiple documents in bulk with Kutools for Word

Merge multiple documents one by one with Copying and Pasting

Quickly merge multiple Word documents from many folders in bulk, with specified order

Kutools for Word releases a fantastic Merge feature to help users quickly merge multiple Word documents from many folders. This feature will not only reserve original documents' format in merged file, but also merge documents by your specified order. Click for 60-day free trial!
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arrow blue right bubble Merge multiple documents into one document with Insert Text from File function

You can merge multiple documents into one document by using the Text from File function in Word, but by doing this, you will lost the format of documents after merged.

1. Create a new Word document you will place the merged documents, and then click Insert > Object > Text from File. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Insert File dialog box, please (1) open the folder containing documents you will merge; (2) select the documents you will merge; and then (3) click the Insert button. See screenshot:

Tip: Holding Ctrl key, you can select multiple documents with clicking them one by one; holding Shift key, you can select multiple adjacent documents with clicking the first one and the last one.

3. If documents you need to merge are saved in different folders, please repeat above Step 1-2 as your need.

Note: You can't order documents in merged file, otherwise you insert them one by one.


arrow blue right bubble Merge multiple documents into one document with VBA

Alternatively, you can use VBA to merge multiple documents into one in Word.

1. Move all Word documents you will merge into the same folder.

2. Rename the Word documents with a series of sequence names. (1) Right click a document and select Rename from the context menu, and then type a new name, such as Part1; (2) Repeat to rename other documents. See screenshot:

3. Double click to open the document you will place at the beginning of merged file.

4. Press Alt + F11 keys together to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window.

5. Click Insert > Module, and then paste below VBA code into the new Module window;

VBA: merge multiple documents in Word

Sub MergeDocuments()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
MyPath = ActiveDocument.Path
MyName = Dir(MyPath & "\" & "*.docx")
i = 0
Do While MyName <> ""
If MyName <> ActiveDocument.Name Then
Set wb = Documents.Open(MyPath & "\" & MyName)
Selection.WholeStory
Selection.Copy
Windows(1).Activate
Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine
Selection.TypeParagraph
Selection.Paste
i = i + 1
wb.Close False
End If
MyName = Dir
Loop
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note: This VBA can only merge Word documents whose file extensions are docx. If you need to merge documents (.doc), please replace docx in the code MyName = Dir(MyPath & "\" & "*.docx") to doc.

6.Click Run button or press F5 key to apply the VBA.

Note: you have to rename the documents with a series of sequence names, otherwise the documents may be disordered or lost in the merged file.


arrow blue right bubble Merge multiple documents into one document and keep format with Kutools for Word

After you installed Kutools for Word, you don't need to create a new blank document, nor put the document into the same folder. With Merge of Kutools, you can quickly merge multiple documents into one in word. Please do as follows:

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1. Click Kutools Plus > Merge. See screenshot:
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2. In the opening Merge Documents dialog box, please add documents you will merge: (1) Click Add Files button; (2) In the Browse dialog box open folder containing documents you will merge; (3) holding Ctrl or Shift key to select these documents; and then (4) click the OK button. See screenshot:

Tip:
(1) If you need to merge documents that are saved in different's folder, please repeat this step to add them one by one;
(2) You can also add all documents saved in one folder in bulk by the Add Folder button.

3. Now you return to the Merge Documents dialog box, please (1) order these documents by Move Up and Move Down buttons; (2) specify a break between documents from the Break between documents drop down list; and then (3) click the Merge button. See screenshot:

Now all specified Word documents are combined into a new document as below screenshot shown:
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Note: FYI, original formatting of all documents you merged are reserved in the merged result.

Of course, you can open all Word documents firstly, and then merge them by manually copying and Pasting.

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    Does anyone know how I can build "HeadersFooters.LinkToPrevious (False)" into the VBA code?
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    satish · 5 years ago
    Does KUTOOL provides facility to merge two word files without changing format of each word file through C# or any language supported by .Net ?
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    Vasanthl · 5 years ago
    Macro works awesome. Merged 240 documents containing 2437 pgs without any issues. Formatting is maintained. As far as I saw, headers and footers are not merged, initial document header is maintained.

    Thank you!
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    N Rahd · 5 years ago
    This worked perfectly, it kept the original table format and was able to add a path to each file merged. Beautiful. Thanks!
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    Priyank · 5 years ago
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    Deepak · 5 years ago
    Anyone please help me to create a VBA macro for MS word to merge some part of multiple word document.
    Suppose a1.doc contain :

    a
    b
    c
    c
    e

    a2.doc contain:

    f
    g
    h
    i
    j

    i want to merge a1.doc and a2.doc so that the result will be below:

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    Mattusa · 5 years ago
    Thanks for the comments section. Otherwise I would have downloaded the software and wasted my time.
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    Elaine · 6 years ago
    Trying to merge word document with excel spreadsheet for salary administration. Therefore French & English formating is required. How to keep French formating in Word merged letter.

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    Thank you for your input
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    Iki · 6 years ago
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    Mandy Osburn · 6 years ago
    Hi,

    I tried this tool, but it did not keep the original formatting of my document and was no different than using the Insert/Object feature in Word. I followed the instructions above but it still did not work correctly.

    Thanks!
    Mandy
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      cindy · 6 years ago
      [quote name="Mandy Osburn"]Hi,

      I tried this tool, but it did not keep the original formatting of my document and was no different than using the Insert/Object feature in Word. I followed the instructions above but it still did not work correctly.

      Thanks!
      Mandy[/quote]
      yes, I had same result, and will not purchase!!
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        Brian · 5 years ago
        [quote name="cindy"][quote name="Mandy Osburn"]Hi,

        I tried this tool, but it did not keep the original formatting of my document and was no different than using the Insert/Object feature in Word. I followed the instructions above but it still did not work correctly.

        Thanks!
        Mandy[/quote]
        yes, I had same result, and will not purchase!![/quote]

        Gee I wish I had read these comments BEFORE I downloaded this program. I have found the same problems. The program changes the page format, and will not allow the merge of documents that have headers and footers. How do I get rid of this program now?
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          Brian · 5 years ago
          In the above mentioned comment, i was actually referring to the KUTOOLS for WORD program. I have not attempted the VBA suggestion, as I am not an Administrator to my work computer, I therefore did not feel safe enough to trial it.
          Maybe someone else can give feed back as to whether headers and footers can be merged into other documents without losing their format.

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