Section Breaks 5 – Page layout

Section Breaks, Part 5

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

How to set page layout

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 Layout tab (the one on the right).

The Layout tab  is where you change:

  • the default type of section break in the document
  • the distance of headers and footers from the page edge
  • the vertical alignment of text (at the top, middle or bottom of the page)
  •  line numbers
  • borders.
The Layout 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 size
  • Go here to find out how to make the page numbering continuous.

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