When you save the master document, Word automatically saves the subdocument under a name based on the heading that introduces the subdocument. Follow these steps to break a document it into subdocuments:
- Open a new document
- In the first paragraph type “Word 2019 Master Document Tutorial” and format it with the
Titlestyle found in Style Gallery (
Home tab > Style group).
Chapter 1in next paragraph and format it with the
Heading 1style found in Style Gallery.
- Repeat the previous step by writing the
View > Outlineand click
Show Documentfrom the
- Select Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4 headings and click
- Close the Outline view.
File > Save Ascommand to choose an adequate folder to save the master document. Saving master document will also create independent
.docxfiles to identify each subdocument, naming them with their first
Heading 1style text (
Chapter 3.docx, and
Chapter 4.docxin same folder).
The content of subdocuments not appears when you close the master document and reopen it:
View > Outline and then click
Expand Subdocuments from the
Outlining tab to show the content of subdocuments: