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Inserting a section break
Inserting a section break
Generally, page-formatting commands af ect every page in a Word document. For example,
the settings for margins, page orientation, and other types of formatting apply not only to a
single page but to every page in the document. You might want a section of a document to
behave dif erently from the rest. This is when sections come in handy.
In this exercise, you’ll add a section break to allow a single-column format for the title of the
document and a three-column format for the rest.
Choose File > Open and navigate to Word05lessons folder.
Select word0504 and click Open.
Choose File > Save As and type word0504_done in the File name text i eld, and
click Save.
Place the cursor to the left of the title Lorem ipsum dolor and triple-click to select it.
Click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon. In the Page Setup group, click Columns and
select One from the Columns menu. Word moves the title along the top of the page and
inserts a section break after it.
You cannot see the section break in Page Layout view.
Click View. In the Document Views group, click Draft. Word displays the document in
Draft view. Notice the section break below the title. Click Print Layout to return to the
previous view.
Controlling text l ow
Word lets you control text l ow and pagination. There are many times when the page or
column breaks leave words or sentences dangling at the beginning (orphans) or end of a
You might encounter the following situations that can distract from readability and disrupt
the continuity of a document:
A word or two at the top of a column that belongs with the paragraph at the bottom of
the previous column
The start of a paragraph at the bottom of a column when the rest of the sentence
continues on the next column
Subheads that appear at the bottom of a column or the end of a page, without at least two
to three lines of the associated text
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