Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
If you would like to merge multiple Word, Excel or text files together, it can be done with relative ease and at no extra cost. Follow the steps below for the type of file you’re trying to merge.
Tip: For many users, it is easier to copy and paste the contents of multiple files into a new file as a form of merging or combining files.
To merge Word documents, you can merge those documents within Microsoft Word itself. To do this, open the first file in Microsoft Word, and follow the steps for your version of Word. The steps are different because of the changes between the file menu and the Office ribbon.
Microsoft Word 2007 or later (ribbon)
In the Word ribbon, click the Insert tab, click the down arrow next to Object, and select the Text from File option, as shown below.
Select the file you want to merge into the current document and click Insert. Once completed, the text and other information from the document will be merged into the current document. These steps can be completed as many times as you want if you want to merge multiple files.
Tip: If there are multiple files you want to merge at the same time, you can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting each file you want to merge.
Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier (file menu)
In Word, click on Tools in the top menu and select the Compare and Merge Documents option, as shown below.
Find the document you want to merge. You have the option of merging the selected document into the currently open document or merging the two documents into a new document. To choose the merge option, click the arrow next to the Merge button and select the desired merge option. The files will then be merged.
Tip: If there are multiple files you want to merge at once, you can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting each file you want to merge.
To merge Microsoft Excel files together, it is best to save them as CSV files first. Open the Excel files and in the menu bar, click File, then Save As. In the Save as type drop-down list, select CSV (comma delimited) (*.csv) from the list.
Do this for each Excel file you want to merge, then place all the CSV files in the same folder. For ease, place them in a folder in the root of the C: drive (e.g., c:\csvfiles).
Type in the following command to merge all CSV files in the folder into a new CSV file titled “newfile.csv” (any name could be used).
copy *.csv newfile.csv
After the new file has been created, open the new CSV file in Microsoft Excel and save it as an Excel file.
Place each of the text files you want to merge in the same folder. For ease, place them in a folder in the root of the C: drive (e.g., c:\textfiles) and make sure the folder only contains text files you want to merge.
Tip: Before merging text files, you may want to make sure there is a blank line or at least one carriage return (pressing the Enter key) to help separate each file.
Type in the following command to merge all TXT files in the current directory into the file named newfile.txt (any name could be used).
copy *.txt newfile.txt
Now you can open the text file and see everything merged together as one file.
PDF documents can also be merged. You can use a full version of Adobe Acrobat to do this, but this program is a bit pricy (several hundred dollars).
Another option is to find a free utility on the Internet to merge your PDF files. One of the better free utilities is PDF Split and Merge. It is an online tool that lets you merge two or more PDF files into one PDF file with a few clicks of your mouse button. You can also download and install a version of the Batch PDF Merger program, which costs about $30.
There are other free utilities online that offer this service. However, if there is any confidential information contained in the PDF files, use caution when merging them online. It is recommended that you use a utility on your computer for these types of PDF file mergers, to ensure the confidential data is kept confidential.
If you are stumped on figuring out what information to add to your email autoresponder messages, here are 7 examples– and fill in the blank templates that you can use as a reference and guide:
1. Thank you for your email. I’m out of the office and will be back at(Date of Return). During this period I will have LIMITED access to my email. For immediate assistance please contact me on my cell phone at(your cell phone number).
2. I will be out of the office from (Starting date) until (End date). If you need immediate assistance please contact (Contact Person).
3. I will be out of the office starting (Starting Date) through (End Date) returning (Date of Return). If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact (Contacts Name) at (Contacts Email Address). Otherwise I will respond to your emails as soon as possible upon my return.
4. Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office, with no email access. I will be returning on (Date of Return). If you need immediate assistance before then, you may reach me at my mobile –(Mobile Number).
5. I will be out of the office this week. If you need immediate assistance while I’m away, please email (Contact Email Address).
6. I will be away from (Date) until (Return Date). For urgent matters, you can contact (Contact Person).
7. Thank you for your email. Your message is important to (Us/Me) and(I/We) will respond as soon as possible. Thank You!
1. Microsoft Outlook “Out of Office” notification – this tool is of course embedded with the Microsoft Office application suite. Here are the instructions for setting up an autoresponder with Outlook.
2. Gmail – One of the most popular and widely used email programs available. Here are instructions for setting up an autoresponder with Gmail.
3. Yahoo Mail – Yahoo Mail is an additional popular email system. Here are instructions for setting up autoresponder messages with Yahoo Mail.
4. Outlook.com – A free email service from Microsoft. Here are instructions for setting up an autoresponder with Outlook.com.
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So … I got a bluetooth headset that was damaged – the earphone wires were pulled out – so got them soldered back and all was good – however I couldn’t get the device in paired mode. The version I had was the version 1.0 version. This solved my problem.
Turn the device off – hold the power button for about 5 seconds until the blue ring light stops flashing … wait a while.
Hold the power button down for about 10 seconds – the ring light will flash red – device is now in discoverable mode.
On your mobile device (iPhone) for me – Settings > Bluetooth > Search – it should pickup Headset. Click on pair
The passkey code is ‘0000’ thats zero, zero, zero, zero – paired and you’re done.
The manual can be downloaded from here