5 Ways to Quickly Insert Page Breaks into Your Word Document

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.      Insert Page Breaks into Your Word Document

Method 1: Insert Page Break with Command in the Ribbon

  1. Firstly, place insertion pointer at the position where the page break goes.
  2. Next click “Page Layout” in the Ribbon.
  3. Then click “Breaks”.
  4. 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:Click "Page Layout"->Click "Breaks"->Click "Page"

Method 2: Insert Page Break with Shortcut

  1. Similarly, put cursor properly.
  2. Then press “Ctrl+ Enter”.

Method 3: Insert Page Break before a Section with Specific Style

  1. First of all, click the arrow button in “Styles” group under “Home” tab.
  2. In the “Styles” window open, right click on a style.
  3. Then select “Modify” on its menu.Click to Open "Styles" Window->Right Click on a Style->Choose "Modify"
  4. In “Modify Style” window, click “Format” tab.
  5. Then click “Paragraph” to open the same name box.
  6. Next click “Line and Page Breaks” tab.
  7. Check “Page break before” box and click “OK”.
  8. Now go back to “Modify Style” and click “OK”, too.Click "Format"->Click "Paragraph"->Click "Line and Page Break" Tab->Check "Page break before" Box->Click "OK" in Both BoxesEffect of Inserting Page Breaks before Section in Specific Style

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.

  1. First and foremost, press “Alt+ F11” to invoke VBA editor.
  2. Next click “Normal” project and click “Insert” tab on menu bar.
  3. Then choose “Module”.Click "Norma" ->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  4. 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
  Selection.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
  Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak
  Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
  1. Now click “Run” button or hit “F5”.Paste Codes->Click "Run"
  2. In the input box open, enter a page number and click “OK” to proceed.Enter Page Number->Click "OK"

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.

  1. Follow steps in method 4 to install and run a macro.
  2. 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
  Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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3 responses to “5 Ways to Quickly Insert Page Breaks into Your Word Document”

  1. still no luck. ive had the same software for years, and now Im stuck. I dont remermber whether its microsoft or windows Ive waisted so much time i’m going to have to start again.

  2. sorry, but there are not the buttons I used to have. its just a wee box with next to nothing I used to do with the old insert button. That is where the page breaks were. I have been trying to find a good page set up for many weeks, and now I feel like giving up.

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