Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Adding a Break to Your Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 18, 2014)
As you are typing in Word, you will notice the program automatically keeps track of where you are. When your document no longer fits on a single page, Word automatically inserts a page break (indicated by a thin dashed line when viewing your document in Normal view) and wraps your text to the next page.
There may be times, however, when you want to insert a break in your text automatically. Word supports the following types of breaks:
To insert a break in your document, follow these steps if you are using Word 2007:
If you are using a version of Word prior to Word 2007, follow these steps instead:
Figure 1. The Break dialog box.
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