Inserting files into Microsoft Word

  1q2w3e4r5t6y7u8i 09:08 20 Oct 2004

Is there any way of inserting more than one file at a time into Microsoft Word or, to put it another way, merging lots of Word files into one file with minimum effort?

  JonnyTub 09:14 20 Oct 2004

If all your files are in one folder, then open that folder click edit, select all files and then copy, open word and click paste.

  1q2w3e4r5t6y7u8i 10:09 20 Oct 2004

Dear Jonny,

Thanks for that. However, when I try this, with a variety of PCs and different versions of Word, all I get is "insufficient memory" - and that with nothing else running.

Also, when this works, is it necessary to have all the files in their own folder and select the complete folder - or is it also possible to "shift/click" to select just some of the files?


  JonnyTub 10:12 20 Oct 2004

You can select as many or as little files as you like, however if your getting "insufficient memory" messages, do it in stages, i.e. 5 docs at a time, you can also drag and drop.

  JonnyTub 10:13 20 Oct 2004

drag n drop from different folders into the same word doc that is.

  1q2w3e4r5t6y7u8i 10:46 20 Oct 2004

Sorry - I'm obviously being ultra-thick and have missed something basic but it just doesn't work.

I am in Explorer, highlight a number of files (note these files are each very small - only about 300 letters), go to a Word file and paste? Only the first file copies.

If I highlight the folder and copy and paste I get the "insufficient memory" message.

D&D doesn't seem to work either

  JonnyTub 10:48 20 Oct 2004

what version of office are you using?

  1q2w3e4r5t6y7u8i 11:06 20 Oct 2004

Office 2000 - with XP on one PC and NT on another

  JonnyTub 11:19 20 Oct 2004

lost on this one, i use office xp pro, maybe another 2000 user has another suggestion?

  leo49 11:28 20 Oct 2004

With the recipient Word doc open,go Insert/File,navigate to the folder,highlight all the files you wish to paste,and click insert.

  1q2w3e4r5t6y7u8i 11:35 20 Oct 2004

Dear Jonny - thanks for trying - maybe I'll load XP.

Dear Leo - how does one highlight all of the files? The normal shift click doesn't operate.

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