Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a Page or Section Border
Place your insertion point in the paragraph you want to format. Then, on either the
Page Layout or Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the dialog launcher to open
the Paragraph dialog box. On the Line And Page Breaks tab, select the Keep lines
together check box to keep all lines of a paragraph on the same page. Use the Keep
With Next option to force a paragraph to stay on the same page as the following
Creating a Page or Section Border
If you want to set up page and section borders for your document while taking care of the
rest of your page settings, you can do so by using the Page Setup dialog box or Page
Layout tab. To access border settings, click the Page Borders tool, which is located in the Page
Background group on the Page Layout tab, or open the Page Setup dialog box and, on
the Layout tab, click Borders. The Borders and Shading dialog box appears. Similar to the
Page Setup dialog box, the Borders and Shading dialog box includes an Apply to list box.
Using the Apply to options, you can add borders to selected pages, text and paragraphs,
sections, first page of a section, every page except the first page of a section, and the entire
For a more complete discussion about adding page borders, see Chapter 19, “Command
Attention with Borders and Shading.”
Removing Page and Section Breaks
You can remove the breaks in your Word document in the same way you delete content—
simply select them and press Delete. Remember, however, that this can be tricky business
because the settings for the preceding section are contained in the break; deleting a page
or section break reformats the preceding section with the formats that were applied to the
document (or section) that follows the deleted break.
Be sure to display the formatting marks in your document by clicking the Show/Hide
button, which is in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. With the paragraph, spacing, and
section markers visible, as shown in Figure 5-6, you can select and delete the section break
like you would any other text. Just in case, you might want to be ready to press Ctrl+Z to
undo your action if it doesn’t work out the way you expect it to.
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