Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating Page Breaks
Creating Page Breaks
Word automatically inserts a
page break when text fills the page. This
page break sometimes doesn't fall where
you want it to. You can override Word’s automatic
page break by creating your own page break. You
can make a page break at a shorter position than
Word chooses, but you cannot make a page longer.
Show Hidden Characters
You can show or hide the hidden characters
by choosing Home>Paragraph>Show/Hide ¶.
A manual page break is sometimes called a hard
page break because, unlike the page breaks that
Word inserts, a manual page break doesn’t move if
you delete text above it, adjust the margins, or
otherwise change the amount of text on the page.
Insert a manual page break by positioning the
insertion point where you want the new page to
begin and choosing one of the following methods:
Choose Insert>Pages>Page Break
Figure 4-1
Manually starting a new page.
Choose Page Layout>Page
Choose Page Layout>Page
Word's automatic page breaks cannot be deleted,
but the hard page breaks that you have inserted
manually can be deleted at any time. Simply click
the mouse pointer at the beginning of the text
after the page break indication and then press the
Backspace key. Word deletes the manual page
break and the document text readjusts to fit on the
pages correctly.
If you are in the default Print Layout view, you see
the text below the insertion point move down to
the next page of the document. Between the pages,
Word displays a gray bar as seen in Figure 4-1.
(Document views are discussed later in this chapter.)
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