Microsoft Word 2013 includes a large number of features that can make document editing easier in the right situation. But when that feature is enabled in the wrong situation, it can be difficult to work with. One such feature is the Split Screen, which adds a horizontal line across the middle of the window and displays your current document in two different locations.
While this is helpful when you need to reference another location while writing a new one, it can be distracting and often leads to editing of the wrong part of a document. Fortunately you can remove this split screen if you do not want it by following our short tutorial below.
Remove Split Screen in Word 2013
A split screen in Microsoft Word is meant to be helpful when you are writing or editing a section of your document, but you need to refer to a different section at the same time. Using a split screen prevents the need to scroll back and forth between these two locations. But when you are not using this feature for that purpose, it can be distracting, and it can cause potential problems. So follow our steps below to learn how to remove the split screen in Word 2013.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Word 2013.
Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Remove Split button in the Windows section of the navigational ribbon at the top of the window.
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