Insert a Page and Section Break in Word Document


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In this tutorial, you will have a chance to learn how to “Insert a Page and Section Break in Word Document”. As we have discussed in the article ‘Page and Section Breaks In Microsoft Word,’ that page and section breaks are two handy tools in  Microsoft Word Processor. In simple words, a page break means to leave the current page and insert a new page without filling it with content, whereas section break is used to divide the document into different sections which makes it look professional and elegant. 

Insert a Manual Page Break

Start Microsoft Word and open an existing document or create a new document by clicking on New command from file menu. 

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Note: You can also insert a page break by holding Ctrl key and pressing  Enter key. 

Insert a Section Break

As usual start Microsoft Word and open an existing document or you can also create a new document by holding Ctrl key and pressing N key. 

Section Break

Pro Tip:  It’s important to note that both Page and Section Breaks are non-printing characters and are not shown by default. If you want to view them, click on “Show / Hide” in the “Paragraph” group on the “Home” tab. Alternatively, you can use “Ctrl + Shift + 8” to toggle non-printing characters.

Delete a Page or Section Break

To delete a Page or Section break, you must first display ‘Non-Printing Characters’. To view non-printing characters, click on “Show/Hide” icon in the Paragraph group. You can also press “Ctrl+Shift+8” .

Delete Page or Section Break

Conclusion

To sum up, Page and Section breaks are two essential tools of Microsoft Word which help users to insert a new page without entering text. To insert a manual page break, simply click on “Page Break” command from “Insert” tab. Alternatively, you can insert a page break by using Ctrl + Enter shortcut key. Similarly, to add a Section break, place your mouse cursor where you want to add Section break. From “Page Layout”, in “Page Setup” group, click on Breaks option and then choose Section Break type.   

For further reading, you can visit the article Page and Section Breaks In Microsoft Word. To assess the concepts and ideas covered in the said article, take our online quiz at Quiz 18-Page & Section Breaks.

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