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Word 2003: Working with Page Breaks

Word 2003: Working with Page Breaks

In an earlier lesson, we talked about inserting a page break using the Breaks command located on the Insert menu. Here, however, we’re going to talk about additional Page Break options.

For instance, when you inserted a page break using the page break command, the next page was just that, the next page. But, there are several choices when it comes to page breaks which come in handy when creating multi-page documents.

In many books you read, you may have noticed that each chapter begins on an odd page. How did that happen? Instead of inserting a regular page break, the designer inserted an Odd Page Break – or, a break that tells Word that regardless of the current page number, the next page should always be an odd number. This way, Word will insert a blank page, if necessary.

This type of page break also works really well when you’re setting up any document for double-sided printing.

               

       

Page Break Type…

What It Does…

Page

Marks the point at which one page ends and another page begins.

Column

Indicates that the text following the break will begin in the next column.

Text Wrapping

Separates text around objects.

Next page

Inserts a section break and starts a new section on the next page. This is particularly useful when you need different page settings from page to page.

Continuous

Inserts a section break and starts a new section on the same page.

Even Page

Inserts a section break and starts a new section on the next even page.

Odd Page

Inserts a section break and starts a new section on the next odd page.