In this article, we would like to offer you 5 ways as to quickly insert page breaks into your Word document.
While drafting in Word, your text flows to next page as you type. As a matter of fact, Word has inserted an automatic page break to separate 2 pages. This happens only when the first page is filled up. This article will show you how to insert a manual page break to pin blocks of contents on different pages. It stops texts on 2 pages from merging even if you add to or delete contents on one of them.
Method 1: Insert Page Break with Command in the Ribbon
- Firstly, place insertion pointer at the position where the page break goes.
- Next click “Page Layout” in the Ribbon.
- Then click “Breaks”.
- And select “Page” under “Page Breaks” section.
You can click “Show/Hide” command under “Home” tab to see page break. Here is a page break inserted into a document:
Method 2: Insert Page Break with Shortcut
- Similarly, put cursor properly.
- Then press “Ctrl+ Enter”.
Method 3: Insert Page Break before a Section with Specific Style
- First of all, click the arrow button in “Styles” group under “Home” tab.
- In the “Styles” window open, right click on a style.
- Then select “Modify” on its menu.
- In “Modify Style” window, click “Format” tab.
- Then click “Paragraph” to open the same name box.
- Next click “Line and Page Breaks” tab.
- Check “Page break before” box and click “OK”.
- Now go back to “Modify Style” and click “OK”, too.
Method 4: Insert a Page Break on a Specific Page
If you have a long document, you can use this approach to quickly insert a page break on a specific page without scrolling up and down to target location.
- First and foremost, press “Alt+ F11” to invoke VBA editor.
- Next click “Normal” project and click “Insert” tab on menu bar.
- Then choose “Module”.
- Open the new module by double click and paste following codes there:
Sub InsertPageBreakOnSpecificPage() Dim strPageNumber As String Dim nPageNumber As Integer Application.ScreenUpdating = False strPageNumber = InputBox("Enter a page number: ", "Page Number") nPageNumber = Int(strPageNumber) Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToPage, Which:=wdGoToNext, Name:=nPageNumber ActiveDocument.Bookmarks("\page").Range.Select Selection.Collapse wdCollapseEnd Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
- Now click “Run” button or hit “F5”.
- In the input box open, enter a page number and click “OK” to proceed.
Method 5: Insert Page Break into Each Page in a Document
In case you have just finished a book and need each piece of text right on where they are, you can utilize this method to insert page break on each page.
- Follow steps in method 4 to install and run a macro.
- Remember to replace macro with this one:
Sub InsertPageBreakOnEachPageInDoc() Dim objPageRange As Range Dim nTotalPageNumber As Integer Dim nPageNumber As Integer Application.ScreenUpdating = False nTotalPageNumber = ActiveDocument.ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticPages) For nPageNumber = nTotalPageNumber To 1 Step -1 Set objPageRange = ActiveDocument.GoTo(wdGoToPage, wdGoToAbsolute, nPageNumber) objPageRange.InsertBreak WdBreakType.wdPageBreak Next nPageNumber Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory Selection.TypeBackspace Selection.Delete Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
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