Word: Breaks

Word: Breaks


When you’re working with a multi-page
document, sometimes you may want to have more control over exactly how the text
flows and breaks can be very helpful in those cases. This document is a corporate sales
report and toward the end is a revenue summary. Right now it’s getting cut off between
pages three and four and I’d really prefer to have it all on the same page. I could just press Enter until the
summary reaches the top of page four, but if I wanted to add or delete something
in another part of the document that would cause this party to shift and I would have to readjust it. I would really rather not have to worry about that, so instead I’m going
to insert a page break. To create a page break, place the
insertion point before the text you want to move, then go to the Insert tab and click the Page Break command. The summary has now been bumped to the next page and it will stay at the top of the page
even if I change something else in the document. You’ll find even more options on the
Layout tab under Breaks. Here you can insert a page break or
another type of break depending on what you need. A column break controls the flow of text
in a column ,while the text wrapping break can help you manage texts that’s
wrapped around an object. Then there are section breaks, which can
be used to format different parts of your document independently. Section
breaks create a kind of barrier in your document, rather than a page break. They
let you decide where certain types of formatting begin and end, including
columns, page numbering styles, page orientation, and more. In this example, I’d like to separate
this paragraph from the two columns you see here, so I’m going to place the
insertion point in front of the paragraph. and then click Breaks. Next Page is a type of section break
that will move the section to a completely different page, which isn’t
what we want. Instead will choose Continuous so it
stays on the same page as the columns. Now the text can be formatted separately If we select our paragraph, then remove
the two column formatting, you can see the change immediately. Finally I’d like to show you how to
delete breaks from your documents. This can be a little bit tricky because
breaks are invisible. To make them easier to find go to the
Home tab and click the Show/Hide command. Now I can see page breaks paragraphs and other formatting symbols that are normally hidden To delete a break, place the cursor
to the left of the break or select it, then press Delete on your keyboard and
the break will disappear. There are a lot of situations where
breaks might come in handy. Now that you know how to use them, you can set up your
document exactly the way you want!

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    Cathy Carver

    I tried all the Word 2016 tutorials, and found this one to be the most clearly stated, best organized and easiest to comprehend. This should be a must for anyone trying to learn Word 2016, but it is also it is an excellent review for anyone who has ever used Word. Congratulations to GCF for a job well done. I will look for you when I need to learn or review something else again.

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    blackpetals_redessence

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