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 Specifically for web pages and blog entries, a text wrapping break separates text around objects, such as caption 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 it will start a new section on the next odd-numbered page.


Page Break

As you create your document, Word automatically starts a new page (current page) to be filled by the user with text, graphics or tables as many are required. You can insert your own page break into the document as per the need using this option. Page Break creates a new page and forward remaining part of the text from the current cursor position to the next page. Alternatively, you can use Ctrl + Enter keys together to call a Page Break.

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 affect only a section rather than span an entire document. With each section separate from the others, a document can have multiple page formats.
For example, in the figure below, the document tha€s illustrated contains two sections. The first is four pages long and uses Roman numeral page numbers. The second section starts on Page 5, where the page number format is restored to normal but starting at page number 1.

The document illustrated in the following figure we have four sections. The first is the cover page, followed by a regular document format. Section 3, however, contains one page in landscape format. That’s followed by
Section 4, which is back to normal.

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

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 Print Layout view, the section break appears just like any other page break. To determine whether a page break is a real page break or something else, you must 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 with the text Section Break (Next Page) in the middle of a double row of dots.

understanding columns

Whenever you are working with a Word document, it always maintains a single column to keep document text within the left and right margins. Some information is most effectively presented in Newspaper Columns in which text flows the bottom of one column to the top of the next. All text you write in Word is already formatted in a 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

When you want to keep on using columns but want the text you’re
Writing to start at the top of the next column, you need a column break. heed 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, choose Columns More Columns.
  3. In the Columns dialog box, choose One from the Presets area.
  4. From the Apply To drop-down list, select This Point Forward.
  5. Click 0K
    Removing columns from a document doesn’t remove any section breaks. You must manually delete them.

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