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How page break and section break work in word



Page break and section break 

Word uses breaks to specify parts of a document that have different page orientation, columns, or headers and footers and also allow the user to specify where the different formatting will begin and end.

The following gives a brief description of the different types of break available to the discerning word 2016:

Page Breaks
Page The page break will force everything after the point at which one page ends and the next page begins.
ColumnA column break will force everything after the break into the next column
Text Wrapping A text wrapping break separates text around objects specifically for web pages and blog entries, such as captioning text from body text.
Section Break 
Next page Section BreakA next page section break firstly marks a section break in the document, and then starts a new page, just like a Page Break
Continuous page section BreakThis is the same as the Next Page Section Break, except it does not start a new page.
Even page section BreakAn even page break is just like a Next Page Section Break, except that it will start a new section on the next even-numbered page.
odd page Section BreakSimilar to the Next Page Section Break and Even Page Section Break, except that the next strange page will start a new section.


Page Break

As you create your document, Word will automatically start a new page (current page) to be filled with text, graphics or tables as many as required by the user. Use this option to insert your own page break into the document as needed. Page Break creates a new page and the rest of the text from the current cursor position to the next page is forwarded. Alternatively, you can call a Page Break using Ctrl + Enter keys together.

Create Page Breaks
I) GO to Page Layout tab⇒ click the Breaks button from the Page Setup group
2) In the gallery that appears, click on Page option.

Understanding sections

A section is a part of a document that contains its own page formatting. You can direct page-formatting commands to only affect a section rather than span a whole document. With each section separate from the other, a document can have multiple page formats. For example, the illustrated document the € s contains two sections in the figure below. The first one is four pages long and uses Roman numeral page numbers. The second section starts on page 5, where the format of the page number is restored to normal but starts at page number 1.

We have four sections of the document illustrated in the following figure. The first one is the cover page, followed by a regular document format. However, Section 3 contains one page in landscape format. This is followed by Section 4, which is back to normal.

Obviously, when the page formatting of your document is the same from head to tail, there is no need to fuss with sections. Sections are truly a blessing for anything else.

Insert a Section Break
  1. Place the cursor where you want the section break.
  2. Go to Page Layout tab⇒ click the Breaks button from the Page Setup group.
  3. In the Section Breaks gallery (Refer to Figure: Page Breaks & Section Breaks) select from one of four section breaks: Next Page (begins the section at the top of the next page), Continuous (begins the new
    a section on the same page), Even Page and Odd Page (begins the new section on the next odd-num or even-numbered page in your document.
  4. Click OK.

In the view of the print layout, the section break appears just like any other page break. To determine whether a page break is a real page break or something else, switch to Draft view and use the Show / Hide command: click the Show / Hide command button on the Home tab or press Ctrl+Shift+8. In Draft view, the section break appears in the middle of a double row of dots with the text Section Break (Next Page).

understanding columns

Whenever you work with a Word document, keeping document text within the left and right margins is always maintained in a single column. Some information is most effectively presented in Newspaper Columns in which text flows from the bottom of one column to the top of the next. All text you write in Word is already formatted in one column, one column per page.

Breaking up your text into columns

To divide the document text into multiple columns,

  1.  Select the content, on the Page Layout tab click Columns button.
  2. Select the columns layout you want
    Using the Columns dialog box
    The Columns menu lists only two-column formats, plus one three-column format. For anything different, such as more than three columns, choose Columns⇒ More Columns and use the Number of Columns box, shown in the following figure.

Formatting columns
  • Type the Number of columns you want
  • You can make specific column adjustments in the Width and
    Spacing area of the dialog box.
  • If you want an attractive Line between the columns of text,
    put on Line Between check box.
  • Sets Equal column width for all the columns in the section that contains the insertion point, for a selection, or an entire document. If you select the Equal Column Width check box, you can change only the measurement in the Spacing box; Word automatically calculates the column width.
  • Select the portion Of the document to which you want to
    Apply Column Formatting.
  • Starts a new column at the insertion point by inserting a
    column break.
  • The Preview box shows the effects of the chosen formatting before
    you apply it.

Inserting column breaks

If you want to keep using columns but want the text you’re writing to start at the top of the next column, you need a column break. Take these steps:

  1. Place the insertion pointer where you want the top of the next column. click the Page Layout tab.
  2. From the Page Setup group, choose Breaks⇒ Column.
  3. The text hopes up to the next column.

Remove columns from a document
Place the insertion pointer where you want your columns to stop.

  1. Click the Page Layout tab.
  2. From the Page Setup area, select Columns More Columns.
  3. In the Columns dialog box, select One from the Presets area.
  4. From the Apply To Drop-down list, select This Point Forward.
  5. Click 0K Remove columns from a document does not remove any section breaks. You have to delete them manually.
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