How to Split the Screen in Word 2007 - dummies

How to Split the Screen in Word 2007

By Dan Gookin

Splitting the screen enables you to view two parts of your Word 2007 document in the same window. The top half of the window shows one part of the document, and the bottom half another. Each half of the screen scrolls individually, and so you can peruse different parts of the same document without switching windows.

The View tab in Word 2007.

1Click the View tab.

A word document with a split in the middle.

2Click the Split button.

A gray bar slashes the document window from left to right. That’s where the window splits, eventually.

Moving the split bar in a Word document.

3Use the mouse to move the gray bar up or down.

4Click the mouse to split the window.

The split falls into place. Both document views, above or below the split, can be scrolled individually. To edit in one half or the other, click the mouse.

5To remove the split, double-click it with the mouse.

Poof! It’s gone.

Word's side bar.

6(Optional) Double click on the small bar button above the Show/Hide Ruler button to instantly split the window.

Double-clicking that bar, or dragging it downward with the mouse, is the fastest way to split a window.