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.

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Move your cursor and click on the line where you want to add a section break.

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Click on the menu tab labeled "Page Layout," then click the arrow next to "Breaks."

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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.