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Microsoft Word - Add and Remove Page Breaks

In Word, you can insert, view, or delete a manual page break in a document. You can also assign a page break to a heading.


Insert a manual page break

  1. Place the pointer in the location where you want to start a new page.

  2. Press Ctrl + Enter.

    Note: To use the menu to manually insert a page break, select Insert > Page Break.

View page breaks

  • Select Home > Show/Hide.

    Note: To hide page breaks, select Show/Hide again.

    The Show/Hide icon is highlighted on the Home tab.

Delete a manual page break

  1. Show page breaks in the document.

  2. Select the page break you want to remove, and press Delete.

Assign a page break to a heading

  1. Select Home > Styles.

  2. Select the heading you want to assign a page break to, select the heading's drop-down arrow, and then select Modify.

  3. Select Format > Paragraph > Line and Page Breaks.

  4. To make sure your selected heading type always starts on a new page, select Page break before. You also have other options:

    • Widow/Orphan control - Makes sure that there's never a line of text alone at the beginning or end of a page.

    • Keep with next - Keeps the entire paragraph on the same page as the next paragraph.

    • Keep lines together - Makes sure the page never breaks in the middle of a paragraph.

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Keywords:microsoft word remove document office 365 page   Doc ID:79526
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-22 10:24 MDTUpdated:2018-05-23 14:51 MDT
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