Working with Page Breaks

Learn about Working with Page Breaks and the options available.

Page Breaks allow you to control how and where you data breaks across pages, whether you are setting manual breaks or setting options for pagination.  Below are the step by step instructions for working with page breaks.

Inserting Manual Page Breaks

  1. Place the cursor at the location you want to insert a new page. Working with Page Breaks
  2. Click the Insert Tab.
  3. Click Page Break in the Pages group. Working with Page Breaks
  4. The Page Break is then added to the document. NOTE:  Added Page Breaks can be viewed by toggling on/off the Show/Hide feature from the Paragraph group on the Home tab. Working with Page Breaks

Adjusting Automatic Page Breaks

Word automatically adds page breaks within documents once the end of the page is reached.  In order to prevent the automatic page breaks from falling in clumsy places, you must adjust the page break setting for the affected paragraph/s.

  1. Highlight the paragraphs you want to apply the settings to.
  2. Click the Layout tab. Working with Page Breaks
  3. Click the More arrow in the Paragraph group. Working with Page Breaks
  4. The Paragraph dialog box will open. Click the Line and Page Breaks tab.  Working with Page Breaks
  5. Choose the appropriate Pagination options:
  6. Widow/Orphan control – Will place at least two lines of a paragraph at the top or bottom of a page.
  7. Keep with next – Will prevent breaks between paragraphs you want to stay together, by keeping the selection with the next paragraph.
  8. Keep lines together – Will prevent breaks in the middle of paragraphs, by keeping the selected lines together.
  9. Page break before – Will add a page break before a selected paragraph. Working with Page Breaks
  10. Click OK.
  11. The change are made to the layout of the selected paragraph/s. Working with Page Breaks

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