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How can I insert page breaks in Word?

Word automatically inserts a page break when you reach the end of a page.  If you want the page to break in a different place, you can insert a manual page break:

  1. Position the cursor where you want a page break
  2. Press Ctrl + Return
    From the Page Layout tab, Page Setup group, click the Breaks icon
  3. Select Page and it will be inserted and the cursor moves to the next page

Note: Page breaks are visible on screen when the Show/Hide is on.

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Created by Jason Bailey on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Adrian Chorlton on 1 August 2016