Word is one of the most common applications that information workers use everyday. Unfortunately, many do not take advantage of all the features that the product provides to make their life easier and allow them to get work done more efficiently.

One overlooked option is the ability to spilt the screen to allow viewing of different elements of the document.

To allow this select the View tab from the Ribbon Menu. Once there you will see an option called Split in the middle of the screen.

Once selected you should see that Word creates a division in the middle of the screen with two sliders bars on the right. With this you are now free to use each individual pane to navigate through the document independently and work on different regions.

Using this method makes it really easy to work with documents that have a table of contents that needs updating while continuing to edit.

You can adjust the size of each pane by dragging the  border between the two panes to suit.

When you want to return to a single view of the document simply select the View tab again and then the Remove Split option.

If you work on large documents this split option is a very handy way to work in different parts of the document at the same time. If you haven’t yet used this option in Word, give it a try, you might be surprised at how much more productive it can make you.

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