Page breaks can be either soft or hard. Soft page breaks occur naturally when a page is full, while hard page breaks are created manually. You can use hard page breaks within sections to move content to a new page or at the beginning of sections to start each section on a new page.
Inserting a Page Break
To create a hard page break:
- From the Edit tab, open the Insert menu.
- Select Page Break from the dropdown menu. A page break appears below the selected text.
To remove a hard page break, hover over the gray Page Break text in the document and click the .
Adding Page Breaks in Sections
To offset a section to a new page, you can insert a page break at the beginning of a section. A section break is created like a hard page break, except it appears at the start of a section. For more info on Section Properties, see Document and Section Properties.
To create a section break:
- From the document outline, right-click a section name.
- Select Properties to open the Section Properties panel.
- In Section Properties, check the Insert page break before section box.
Note: If two neighboring sections have different sized margins, a page break automatically appears between the sections and can’t be removed.
If you hover over the dotted Page Break line within the document, you have the option to remove the section break.