Microsoft Office 2016: The Complete Guide (2015)


Microsoft Word will create a new page by inserting a slight page breaks if your document contains more content than what will hold between its bottom and top margins.

Inserting a Page Break

If you wish to break a page in a place other than where Word would usually break it, you can simply put in a manual page break by:

either pressing Ctrl+Enter, clicking on Page which is located in the Page Setup group on the Page layout tab or

Clicking on Page Break located in the Pages group on the Insert Tab.

In Word, a widow appears when a paragraph breaks so that majority of it shows on one page while its last line is seen at the top of the following age. An orphan is when a paragraph breaks so that its first line shows at the bottom of one page and the rest of the paragraph shows on the following page. Unfortunately, these single lined texts can make your document very difficult to read and as such, Word requires that a minimum of two lines should be shown at the bottom and top of each page. As with all the other features of the program, you have total control over these settings.

You can state whether you want orphans or widows to be allowed or controlled if you click on the Page and Line Breaks page of the paragraph dialog box.

Also, you are able to alter options such as the ‘Keep with next’, ‘Page break before’ and ‘Keep lines together’. ‘Keep with next’ is the option that controls whether Word will break a page between the following paragraph and the previous paragraph. ‘Page break before’ is an option that controls whether Word will break a page before the paragraph. ‘Keep lines together’ is another option that controls whether Word will break a page in the paragraph.

If you desire, you may also combine these options into styles that outline the document features such as Headings or you can apply them to separate paragraphs.

By inserting section breaks below and above your document, you will be able to arrange part of your document differently from the rest of the document.

How to Print a Wide Table on a Page with Landscape Orientation in a Report that has a Portrait Page Orientation.

When you click on the Page Layout tab and then select section types such as ‘Even Page’, ‘Next Page’ ‘Odd Page’ and ‘Continuous’, you will be able to insert a section break. ‘Even Page’ is a section type that begins the next section on a next even numbered page. ‘Next Page’ is another section type that begins the next section on the following page. ‘Odd Page’ begins the following section on a next odd numbered page while ‘Continuous’ begins a new section without affecting page breaks.

When unseen configuring marks are shown, a section break appears in Print Layout view in the form of a double-dotted line from the previous paragraph mark to the margin, with the phrase ‘Six Section Break’ and the kind of section break in the middle of the line.