How to Add or Remove Page Breaks in Ms. Word

You might aware of page breaks if you are using Ms. Word so frequently. But if you don’t know much about it, then Here I will assist you in getting information about it. Microsoft Word provides you an option of a page break. The page breaks tool allows you to control the ending of the current page and the beginning of the next page. Here are a few steps on how to add or remove page breaks in Ms. Word.

How to Add or Remove Page Breaks in Ms. Word

Apparently, Microsoft automatically adds page breaks, when data on your current page exceeds the page size.

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However, there are few places where you need to insert page breaks manually such as inserting some text, image or something else in a long document. Basically, these two simple steps are for adding page breaks:

  • Locate the cursor where you want to add a page break.

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  • Go to Insert > Pages > Page Break.

how to add a page break

Shortcut Key for Adding a Page Break:

CTRL + Enter Key

Other Page Breaks:

Microsoft Word allows you to some different types of page break as well, through which you can format your document in an efficient manner.

how to add a page break

Column Break:

Most of the times, when you are working up with tables, you need to press Enter key to move text from one column to another column. And sometimes, hitting Enter key, again and again, may result in bogus formatting.

Text Wrapping:

If you want to insert a caption to a picture or any other object in a document, then you can use the Text Wrapping option.

The Text Wrapping option will allow you to have control over the object along with caption you inserted while the rest of the document can be formatted easily.

Next Page:

The Next Page option is quite similar to Page Break, already discussed above. The only difference is that it allows you to create a new section as well as you can use new formatting different from the one used previously.

For instance, you can add header or footer, add tables or columns accordingly or just change the current section to portrait mode or landscape mode.

Continuous Break:

Continuous Break allows you to create a new section, similar to that of Next page break, but no new page will be started.

Even and Odd Page Breaks:

It adds a section break as well as it allows you to start a new page whether even or odd depending upon the option you selected.

If you choose even, it will take you to next even page or starts a new event page and in case of odd page, it will skip starting the odd page accordingly. Depending on these options you can format your page easily.

Removing Page Breaks:

You can also remove page breaks in the same way you have added them up, here are three simple steps for removing a page break:

  • Go To Home Tab and Click the ¶ button.

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  • Double-click the unwanted break.
  • Press Backspace or Delete button.

However, you cannot remove the page breaks that are inserted automatically, but you can format them accordingly adding/removing some lines, spaces or paragraphs. Ms. Word allows you to keep particular lines or paragraphs together.

  • Highlight the specific lines or paragraphs.

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  • Go To Layout Tab and open paragraph settings by clicking following icon.

How to Add or Remove Page Breaks in Ms. Word

  • Click on Line and Page Breaks tab and Select one from following options:
  • Window/Orphan control:

It ensures that a minimum of two lines of a paragraph should be at the top or at the bottom of a page.

  • Keep with next:

 It ensures that no breaks should happen inside the selected text.

  • Keep lines together:

It makes sure that no page break should be inserted in the middle of the selected paragraph.

  • Page break before:

It allows you to add a page break before the selected paragraph.



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