Word 2013 – How to split window and view two sections of document at the same time

One of the many subtle changes in Office 2013 is removing the split window option from the toolbar in Word 2013

For many this can cause confusion or even the belief that the feature has been removed from Word 2013.

Fortunately the feature hasn’t been removed, but it has been moved to the ‘View’ toolbar.

To split the screen,

  1. Open your document
  2. Click on the ‘View’ toolbar
  3. And then click on the ‘Split’ button
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The split feature works the same as previous versions of Word.

Once the document is split you can drag the bar up and down to display more or less of each section.

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To turn off split either drag the bar to the top or click on the ‘Remove Split’ button on the ‘View’ toolbar.

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4 comments on “Word 2013 – How to split window and view two sections of document at the same time

  1. I can’t understand why microsoft removed the split bar from the lateral bar. In previous versions of word it wasn’t necessary to open a menu. It was possible to split the document by just dragging the split bar from the lateral bar, over the scroll bar.

  2. This tool was very useful and normally it was easy to split windows with one click. Now you need to follow several steps for something that was simple. I think that remove this feature is a mistake.

  3. Doesn’t work the same way it used to work on earlier versions of word.
    The made using “split” button make the bottom display a part of the document different than the part of the document showed at the upper part of the split.
    Is this happening just with me?

    I can’t understand why microsoft removed the split bar from the lateral bar. In previous versions of word it wasn’t necessary to open a menu. It was possible to split the document by just dragging the split bar from the lateral bar, over the scroll bar.

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