How Do I Insert or Delete a Page Break in Word?

In Microsoft Word, you can insert or delete a page break to control the layout of your document. Here’s how you can do it:

Inserting a Page Break:

  1. Place the Cursor:
    • Click where you want to insert the page break. This is typically at the end of the content on the page before the break.
  2. Insert a Page Break:
    • Go to the “Insert” tab on the Ribbon.
    • In the “Pages” group, click on “Page Break” or “Blank Page” (the exact wording may vary depending on your version of Word).
    • Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut:
      • Windows: Press Ctrl + Enter.
      • Mac: Press Command + Enter.

    This will insert a page break at the cursor’s location.

Deleting a Page Break:

  1. Display Formatting Marks:
    • To see where the page breaks are, you can display formatting marks. Click on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, and then click the ¶ icon (paragraph mark) in the “Paragraph” group. This will show you the hidden characters, including page breaks.
  2. Delete the Page Break:
    • Place your cursor just before the page break marker.
    • Press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard.

    Alternatively, you can:

    • Highlight the page break marker with your cursor and then press Backspace or Delete.
    • Use the “Find” feature (Ctrl + F on Windows, Command + F on Mac) to find the page break marker and delete it.

Remember that page breaks affect the layout of your document, and removing them might change the formatting. Always check your document after making changes to ensure the desired layout.

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