Section Breaks 4 – Paper size

Section Breaks, Part 4

Microsoft Word requires a section break when there is a change to page margins, orientation (portrait or landscape) or size, to footer contents or header contents.

How to set paper size

Go to the Insert tab, Page Layout group and select the dialog box launcher at the bottom-right of the group.

The Page Setup dialog box launcher
The Page Setup dialog box launcher

The Page Setup dialog box pops up, showing three tabs. Select the Paper tab (the middle one).

The default paper size when you buy a PC or laptop is “Letter”, used in the US. South Africans should change this to “A4”, as shown below.

The Paper tab on the Page Setup dialog box

  • Go here to find out how to insert a section break
  • Go here to find out how to set page orientation
  • Go here to find out how to set page margins
  • Go here to find out how to set paper layout
  • Go here to find out how to make the page numbering continuous.

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