Page and Section Breaks

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Page and Section Breaks

Page and Section Breaks

Page and section breaks make it easy to layout and format different parts of your documents in different ways. For example, use page or section breaks when you want to:

  1. Apply different headers and footers to different sections of your document.
  2. Restart page numbering for each section or chapter of your document.
  3. Start certain text at the top of a page or column.
  4. Split a section of your document (as opposed to the whole document) into more than one column.

The following table list page and section breaks available in Microsoft Word:

Types of Breaks Use
Page

Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next page, and you want the same format and layout settings to apply on either side of the break.

Column

Use when you want the following text to start at the top of the next column.

Text Wrapping

Use to separate text around objects on web pages.

Next Page

Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next page, and you want different format and layout settings to apply on either side of the break.

Continuous

Use when you want the following text to start on the same page, but you want different format and layout settings to apply on either side of the break.

Even Page

Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next even page.

Odd Page

Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next odd page.

Preventing Orphans

To prevent orphans in text (where one line appears by itself on a second page, away from the main text), from the HOME tab of the Ribbon, in the Paragraph group, select the Dialog Box Launcher.Dialog Box Launcher and then in the Paragraph dialog box, select the Line and Page Breaks tab and check the Widow/Orphan control check box.

Paragraph Dialog Box

Adding Page and Section Breaks

To add a page break or section break to a Microsoft Word document:

  1. On the PAGE LAYOUT tab, in the Page Setup group, click Breaks: Breaks in Page Setup Group of Page Layout Tab
  2. From the menu that appears, select the page break or section break of your choice: Page Breaks Options

Linking and Breaking Links to Section Headers or Footers

When using headers and footers in sections, you can create and break links to the header and/or footer used in the previous section by selecting the header or footer, and then from the HEADER & FOOTER TOOLS DESIGN tab, selecting or deselecting Link to Previous in the Navigation group.

Link to Previous in Navigation Group

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