Creating a new window in a Word 2008 for Mac document is similar to splitting a window. The main differences between splitting a window and creating a new window are that with a new window, you can arrange the two windows any way you like on your screen, and you can have more than just two windows, if you want.

To create a new window for a document, choose Window→New Window. Rather than have one window with two parts, you see two separate windows. To create a third (or fourth, fifth, or however many you want) window, choose Window→New Window again as many times as needed.


Creating a new window doesn’t create a new document; it merely creates a new view of the current document.

Each new window is completely independent of the other, so scrolling or zooming in one window has no impact on the other(s). Each window also behaves just like any other window. You click to activate the window you want to work with, and then you can drag and drop between them, and so on. Click the Close button to close the window.