What is the difference between a section break and a page break?

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A section break allows you to format each section differently. For example, you can use a section break to format a page with multiple columns and one column. A page break just inserts a new page and keeps the same page formatting. To insert a section break: 1. On the menu bar, click on Insert/Break. 2. Under Section break types, select the type you want (a bullet appears beside selected item). The Continuous type continues the text on the same page but allows different formatting, e.g. columns or margins. 3. Click OK. 4. When you format a section, make sure the cursor is in the section you want to format. To insert a page break, 1. On the menu bar, click on Insert/Break. 2. Under Break types, select Page (a bullet appear beside selected item). Click OK. Or, place the cursor at the point where you want a page break. Press CTRL+Enter.
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Very informative. Thanks. "Chad DeMeyer" wrote: > Jon, > > A manual page break simply instructs Word to force any text that follows > onto the next page. A section break can do this as well, depending on what > type of section break it is, but what all section breaks have in common is > that they contain page formatting instructions such as the margin settings, > page number format, header and footer content, page size and orientation, > etc. So for instance, if you wanted to change from portrait orientation on > one page to landscape orientation on the next page, you would need to > precede the next page with a section break at the bottom of the first page. > If you wanted to follow the landscape page with another portrait page, you > would need yet another section break at the bottom of the landscape page. > Hopefully you get the idea... > > Regards, > Chad > > > "Jon" wrote in message > news:63F72D84-680B-4EDC-9C99-DC4379D461C5@microsoft.com... more

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