Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Columns and Sections
Within a section, you can have different headers and footers for odd pages, even pages,
and the first page of a section. And those headers can include variable text, such as the
text of the most recent heading. But if you want to change static text or the layout of the
header or footer—or if you want a first-page header to appear, say, on the first page of a
new chapter in your document—you must insert a section break.
For more information about headers and footers, see “Adding Headers, Footers, and Page
Numbers” on page 222.
To insert a section break, place the insertion point where you want the break to go, click
the Page Layout tab, and click Breaks (in the Page Setup group). As shown in Figure 8-2,
you can choose a continuous break (one that begins the new section immediately below
the break without beginning a new page) or a break that starts the new section on a new
page. If you want to start on a new page, you must choose whether you want to begin on
the next page (regardless of whether it’s odd or even), the next even page, or the next odd
page. The last two options, which are often used in book layouts (for example, in this topic
each chapter begins on an odd-numbered page), insert an extra blank page if necessary.
Figure 8-2 Any of the last four options on the Breaks menu inserts a section break.
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