Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To better view the status bar when typing with the onscreen keyboard, touch the Keyboard
Swap button, shown in the margin. After you touch the button, the status bar jumps up, above the
Observing page breaks
Word tries its best to show you where one page ends and another page begins. This feature is most
helpful because oftentimes you want to keep elements on one page, or maybe folks just like to know
when the text they’re writing flows from one page to the next.
The status bar helps you discover which page you’re working on. For example, the page-number
indicator changes from 6 to 7 when you start a new page. Word also shows you graphically where one
page ends and another begins.
In Print Layout view, which is the way Word normally shows your document, you see virtual pages
and a space between them, as shown in Figure 2-4 .
Figure 2-4: The page break in Print Layout view.
Text appearing above the ethereal void is on one page, and text below the void is on the next page.
Yes, it looks just like real sheets of paper.
In Word, only the Print Layout and Draft views show page breaks. In Draft view, the page break
appears as a line of dots marching across the screen. Refer to Chapter 1 for more information on
Print Layout and Draft views.