How to Get Rid of the Dual Window Split Screen in Word 2013

There are a lot of different ways to edit documents and work within the Microsoft Word 2013 application. You may be comfortable working with the default settings that are present on new installations in Word 2013, while someone else might like to enable formatting marks, use a different view, or change the default font. Fortunately you are able to control almost all of these options.

So if you are working on a document in Word 2013, and notice something like a split screen that displays two different sections of your document, then you might be looking for a way to disable that setting. Our guide below will show you how to remove the split view in Word 2013.


How to Exit the Split View in Word 2013

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word 2013. This article assumes that you are currently working on a document in Word 2013, and that you are currently seeing a window that is vertically split in half by a horizontal line. There should also be a ruler underneath the horizontal line that is splitting the window. These steps are going to remove that split and restore your document to a view where you only see one view of your document.

Step 1: Open Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.

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Step 3: Click the Remove Split button in the Window section of the ribbon.

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Are there other people that are going to be looking at your document, and you would like to prevent them from making any changes to it? Learn how to restrict editing in Word 2013 so that only someone with a password you select will be able to unlock and edit the content of the document.