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Word 2007: Working with Page Breaks

Word 2007: Working with Page Breaks

In an earlier lesson, we talked about inserting a page break and a blank page using the commands located on the Insert tab. 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 on the Insert tab, 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 things like books.

In the book you are reading now, each section begins on an odd page. How did that happen? Instead of inserting a regular page break, I inserted an Odd Page Break – or, a break that tells Word that regardless of the current page number, the next 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.