How to Add a Section Break in Microsoft Word 2007
Using Microsoft Word 2007's section break feature is useful for many applications. If you're writing a book or a short story and want to change the point-of-view, a section break is recommended. Section breaks are also helpful when you want to apply specific formatting or page layout features to a portion of your document. By adding a section break, you can customize the new section without affecting your entire document.
Move your cursor and click on the line where you want to add a section break.
Click on the menu tab labeled "Page Layout," then click the arrow next to "Breaks."
Select your section break from the list. You can choose "Next Page," "Continuous," "Even Page" or "Odd Page." Click on your choice to insert the section break.
Tips & Warnings
- "Next Page" starts the new section on a new page (useful for chapters of a document).
- "Continuous" starts the new section on the same page, directly beneath the previous paragraph.
- "Even Page" or "Odd Page" inserts the section break on the next suitable page (whether even or odd).
- To delete a section break, click the "View" tab, then click "Draft." Scroll your mouse over the section break (do not click) then press "Delete" on your keyboard.