SECTIONS BREAKS IN WORD
You may have noticed the Insert | Break option in Microsoft Word and wondered what it was for, or worse, tried to use it and got into a horrible mess.
In this issue we'll explain what section breaks in Word are, how they work and some nifty purposes that you can put them to.
DEM'S DA BREAKS
At Insert | Breaks you'll find the following options:
This is a standard 'hard' Page Break which means that there will a new page at that point, no matter what. A Page Break does not create a new section.
A column break is used when you have a multiple column format. It will force the following text into a new column.
Separates text for wrapping around objects.
This creates a new section in a document with no change in pagination.
Creates a hard page break and a new section at the same time
Creates a new section and a hard page break with the page number for the first page after the break being the next even numbered page. You would use this when the formatting requires new chapters to start on a certain side of a book.
Creates a new section and a hard page break with the page number for the first page after the break being the next odd numbered page. You would use this when the formatting requires new chapters to start on a certain side of a book.
Article posted: Friday, 28 July 2006
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