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    I have 2 documents that I need to make into 1.
    Sounds easy, however, one document is in column format and the other is a regular formatted document.
    I have tried to insert breaks but it is not working.

    How do I put these two together? BTW...the column doc needs to go in the middle.

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    [quote name='DeborahP' post='770655' date='15-Apr-2009 18:24']I have 2 documents that I need to make into 1.
    Sounds easy, however, one document is in column format and the other is a regular formatted document.
    I have tried to insert breaks but it is not working.

    How do I put these two together? BTW...the column doc needs to go in the middle.

    Thanks[/quote]
    You should be able to do this by creating two page breaks, one just before where you want to insert the multi-column document and the other just after. then copy all the content from the multi-column document and paste it in the correct place in the other one.

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    I have tried the solution and it removes all my columns.

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    [quote name='DeborahP' post='770660' date='15-Apr-2009 18:39']I have tried the solution and it removes all my columns.[/quote]
    You are right, that's what happens when I post a solution without testing it.

    This time I have tested the solution and it does work.
    • Put a continuous section break at the end of the multi-column document.
    • Put another continuous section break in the middle of the other document, just in front of where you want to add the multi-column document
    • Copy all the text in the multi-column document
    • Paste it just after the section break in the other document

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    [quote name='DeborahP' post='770660' date='15-Apr-2009 10:39']I have tried the solution and it removes all my columns.[/quote]
    To generalize what Stuart is saying in his reply: when you insert a document (DocumentS) into another document (DocumentD), the last section of DocumentS takes on the section formatting attributes of the section into which it is inserted in DocumentD. These include such things as page setup and, as you know, columns. By adding a section break at the end of DocumentS before you insert it into DocumentD, you create a new "last section." Now Word changes the section formatting of that new last section, but the rest of DocumentS is protected from those changes. Make sense?

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    I was able to get the document with formatting to appear at the end of the first document. I inserted new page break but since have been unsuccessful to get it to appear in the middle of the document with formatting in tack.

    Boss will accept at the end just had to renumber the attachments.

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    [quote name='DeborahP' post='770683' date='15-Apr-2009 20:01']I inserted new page break[/quote]
    You need a section break. This could be a next page section break or a continuous section break. A normal page break won't do the job.

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