Getting Rid of Automatic Page-Break Lines

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 13, 2016)

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If you are one of those people that likes a nice, neat appearance on your screen, then you may appreciate this tip. If you have turned off background repagination, you will not get the automatic page break notations on your screen. (You know-the thin dotted line that extends completely across your document.) If you then manually repaginate your document, the lines will appear. This is all fine and good, but what if you find the lines distracting?

The easiest way to get rid of the automatic page-break lines is to follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that background repagination is turned off.
  2. Choose the Select All command from the Edit menu.
  3. Press CTRL+X. This copies your document to the Clipboard and deletes it from your screen.
  4. Press CTRL+V. This inserts the contents of the Clipboard (your original document) back into your on-screen document.

Voila! The automatic page-break lines are gone.

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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