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Quickly split document into multiple documents by headings or section break in Word

Author: Amanda Li Last Modified: 2020-12-17

In some circumstances, you may need to split a document into multiple documents by headings, page break, section break or page in Word. But there is no built-in option for you to quickly split document in Word. Kutools for Word’s Split Document utility can quickly split documents into multiple documents by headings, page break, section break or page in Word.

Split a document into multiple documents by headings, section break, page break or page

Save each n pages as a separate document in Word

Split a Word document into multiple ones by custom page ranges

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Click Kutools Plus > Split. See screenshot:

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Split a document into multiple documents by headings, section break, page break or page

If you want to split a document into multiple documents by headings, section break, page break or page, you can quickly get it done as follows:

1. Please open your document, and then apply this utility by clicking Kutools Plus > Split.

2. Please specify the settings in the Split Document dialog box. Tip: If you choose to split the document by heading 1, it will split the document in each heading 1 into a new document. If you choose to split the document by page, it will split each page of the document as a new document.

A: Please choose to split the document by heading 1, page break, section break, or page.

B: Please specify a folder to save the documents after splitting.

C: Please type prefix for each document name as you need.

3. Click OK button to begin splitting.


Save each n pages as a separate document in Word

If you want to split a document into multiple ones by every n pages in Word, you can configure the Split Document feature as follows:

1. Please open your Word document you will split, and click Kutools Plus > Split.

2. In the Split Document dialog, please configure as follows:
(1) Choose Every n pages from the Split by drop down list;
(2) In the Every n pages box, please type a number as you need. For example, you want to save every 4 pages as separate document, you can type 4 into this box;
(3) In the Save to box, please select the destination folder you will save the new documents into;
(4) In the Document Prefix box, type prefix for each document name as you need.
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3. Click the OK button.

Now each n pages (each 4 pages in my case) is saved a separated document.


Split a Word document into multiple ones by custom page ranges

In some cases, you may want to split a Word document by custom page ranges, says save page 1-2, page 3-10, page 11-15, and page 16 as 4 individual documents separately. Here, you can apply the Split Document feature to solve this problem.

1. Please open your Word document you will split, and click Kutools Plus > Split.

2. In the Split Document dialog, please configure as follows:
(1) Choose Custom from the Split by drop down list;
(2) In the Page box, please type the custom page ranges as you need, and separate these page ranges with comma. In my case, I will type 1-2,3-10,11-15,16 in the Page box;
(3) In the Save to box, please select the destination folder you will save the new documents into;
(4) In the Document Prefix box, type prefix for each document name as you need.
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3. Click the OK button.

Now your Word document is split by the custom page ranges at once.


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Dzielę dokumenty zgodnie z przedstawioną instrukcją jednak podzielone pliki mi się nie zapisują. Z czego to może wynikać? Czy jest jakaś alternatywa?
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I have large document that I want to split by pages but I keep getting this error & then nothing further happens- don't know if JIT debugging is enabled. or how to enable it.

Please help


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System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.8.4488.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/http://Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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Utils
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Kutools%20for%20Word/Kutools4/Utils.DLL
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Assembly Version: 10.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 10.0.30319.1
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Kutools%20for%20Word/Kutools4/Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.DLL
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System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.8.4190.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/http://Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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System.Core
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.8.4470.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/http://Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
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CustomMarshalers
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.8.4084.0 built by: NET48REL1
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/http://Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_32/CustomMarshalers/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/CustomMarshalers.dll
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Accessibility
Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 4.8.4084.0 built by: NET48REL1
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/http://Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
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************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
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Hi I need split my document every # words, for example: every 777 words, As your application can help me?
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I tried to do this, split a document, but no split documents are saved. Am I missing something?
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can kutools retain the larger document's hyperlinks if I split a document by Header 1?
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I need to batch split a folder with about 3,000 Word files. I found this website that says it offers this functionality (https://www.lantechsoft.com/word-document-splitter.html), but I'm leery about using it because the website has a bunch of misspellings, and I'm not comfortable entering my credit card on their website to buy their product. Can ExtendOffice do what I need or do you have to open one document at a time?
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I tried to use the split function but got this message:

[quote]Unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.

The given path's format is not supported.[/quote]

(details are too long to post here). Nothing I do works.
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HI All, when I split my documents it adds a blank page at the start of each document. When I try and remove this it removes all the formatting of the actual document. How can I get round this?
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Hi. First off, KUTOOLS is an excellent product. I am running into any issue when I split a document by "heading 1." Word keeps asking me if I want to save changes. This means I have to monitor the process for the dialogue box. Any suggestions on how to prevent this from happening?
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Evaluating Product prior to testing. Using Windows from Office 365. Split by page loses the table in the document. Split by Section Break loses the table in the document. Why does it remove content? Is this a known issue?
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