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Chris O.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Delete section breaks at end of word document
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I have a word document with one section break in it. After the section break,
the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front part of
the document.

I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document appear
like the first part of the section.

When I now try and delete this section break the whole document reverts to
the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the first
half's setting.

Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose the
document settings of the first half of the document?
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SVC
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:37 pm    Post subject: RE: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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There are two things you will need to do before deleting the section break.

1. Set the page setup in the section to be the same as the first
section--look in the first section under File > Page Setup , on the Margin
tab for the margin settings (Top, Bottom, Right, Left, as well as Header and
Footer) and make them the same in the second section. Also check the
settings on the other tables for any differences and make both sections the
same.

2. Now, using View > Header/Footer, first in the header select Same as
previous in the Header/Footer toolbar--this will bring the contents of the
header into the second section; now switch to the footer and do the same
thing.

Once you have the setup of both sections the same, you can delete the
section break and retain the setup of the first section throughout your
document.

I'd suggest that you work with a copy of your original just in case a
setting does not carry through properly.

"Chris O." wrote:

> I have a word document with one section break in it. After the section break,
> the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front part of
> the document.
>
> I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document appear
> like the first part of the section.
>
> When I now try and delete this section break the whole document reverts to
> the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the first
> half's setting.
>
> Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose the
> document settings of the first half of the document?
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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An easier way to do step 1: In the last section, go to Page Setup, change
nothing, and click OK to accept the settings. Move the insertion point to
the next-to-last section and press F4. This will duplicate the margins,
paper size, etc., for the next-to-last section.

For more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/WorkWithSections.htm

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"SVC" wrote in message

> There are two things you will need to do before deleting the section
break.
>
> 1. Set the page setup in the section to be the same as the first
> section--look in the first section under File > Page Setup , on the Margin
> tab for the margin settings (Top, Bottom, Right, Left, as well as Header
and
> Footer) and make them the same in the second section. Also check the
> settings on the other tables for any differences and make both sections
the
> same.
>
> 2. Now, using View > Header/Footer, first in the header select Same as
> previous in the Header/Footer toolbar--this will bring the contents of the
> header into the second section; now switch to the footer and do the same
> thing.
>
> Once you have the setup of both sections the same, you can delete the
> section break and retain the setup of the first section throughout your
> document.
>
> I'd suggest that you work with a copy of your original just in case a
> setting does not carry through properly.
>
> "Chris O." wrote:
>
> > I have a word document with one section break in it. After the section
break,
> > the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front
part of
> > the document.
> >
> > I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document
appear
> > like the first part of the section.
> >
> > When I now try and delete this section break the whole document reverts
to
> > the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the first
> > half's setting.
> >
> > Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose the
> > document settings of the first half of the document?
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SVC
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Good suggestion re F4.

The only problem I see is that by accepting the page setup in the last
section and applying them to the next-to-last section, you will not get what
it sounds like to me was requested--to have the setup of the last section
match the setup of the next-to-last section ("I now want to delete the
section break and have the whole document appear like the first part of the
section.")

So the setup should be accepted in th next-to-last section, then move to the
last section and press F4 (the reverse of what you suggested).

As usual, I appreciate your suggestions which are right on the mark!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> An easier way to do step 1: In the last section, go to Page Setup, change
> nothing, and click OK to accept the settings. Move the insertion point to
> the next-to-last section and press F4. This will duplicate the margins,
> paper size, etc., for the next-to-last section.
>
> For more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/WorkWithSections.htm
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "SVC" wrote in message
>
> > There are two things you will need to do before deleting the section
> break.
> >
> > 1. Set the page setup in the section to be the same as the first
> > section--look in the first section under File > Page Setup , on the Margin
> > tab for the margin settings (Top, Bottom, Right, Left, as well as Header
> and
> > Footer) and make them the same in the second section. Also check the
> > settings on the other tables for any differences and make both sections
> the
> > same.
> >
> > 2. Now, using View > Header/Footer, first in the header select Same as
> > previous in the Header/Footer toolbar--this will bring the contents of the
> > header into the second section; now switch to the footer and do the same
> > thing.
> >
> > Once you have the setup of both sections the same, you can delete the
> > section break and retain the setup of the first section throughout your
> > document.
> >
> > I'd suggest that you work with a copy of your original just in case a
> > setting does not carry through properly.
> >
> > "Chris O." wrote:
> >
> > > I have a word document with one section break in it. After the section
> break,
> > > the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front
> part of
> > > the document.
> > >
> > > I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document
> appear
> > > like the first part of the section.
> > >
> > > When I now try and delete this section break the whole document reverts
> to
> > > the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the first
> > > half's setting.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose the
> > > document settings of the first half of the document?
>
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You're right, of course, and I think that is what I started to write and
then got confused.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"SVC" wrote in message

> Good suggestion re F4.
>
> The only problem I see is that by accepting the page setup in the last
> section and applying them to the next-to-last section, you will not get
what
> it sounds like to me was requested--to have the setup of the last section
> match the setup of the next-to-last section ("I now want to delete the
> section break and have the whole document appear like the first part of
the
> section.")
>
> So the setup should be accepted in th next-to-last section, then move to
the
> last section and press F4 (the reverse of what you suggested).
>
> As usual, I appreciate your suggestions which are right on the mark!
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > An easier way to do step 1: In the last section, go to Page Setup,
change
> > nothing, and click OK to accept the settings. Move the insertion point
to
> > the next-to-last section and press F4. This will duplicate the margins,
> > paper size, etc., for the next-to-last section.
> >
> > For more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/WorkWithSections.htm
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
> > all may benefit.
> >
> > "SVC" wrote in message
> >
> > > There are two things you will need to do before deleting the section
> > break.
> > >
> > > 1. Set the page setup in the section to be the same as the first
> > > section--look in the first section under File > Page Setup , on the
Margin
> > > tab for the margin settings (Top, Bottom, Right, Left, as well as
Header
> > and
> > > Footer) and make them the same in the second section. Also check the
> > > settings on the other tables for any differences and make both
sections
> > the
> > > same.
> > >
> > > 2. Now, using View > Header/Footer, first in the header select
Same as
> > > previous in the Header/Footer toolbar--this will bring the contents of
the
> > > header into the second section; now switch to the footer and do the
same
> > > thing.
> > >
> > > Once you have the setup of both sections the same, you can delete the
> > > section break and retain the setup of the first section throughout
your
> > > document.
> > >
> > > I'd suggest that you work with a copy of your original just in case a
> > > setting does not carry through properly.
> > >
> > > "Chris O." wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have a word document with one section break in it. After the
section
> > break,
> > > > the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front
> > part of
> > > > the document.
> > > >
> > > > I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document
> > appear
> > > > like the first part of the section.
> > > >
> > > > When I now try and delete this section break the whole document
reverts
> > to
> > > > the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the
first
> > > > half's setting.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose
the
> > > > document settings of the first half of the document?
> >
> >
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ziggy12345
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have been looking for a solution to this but cant find one. Where is
the section formating contained for the first section? Cant we copy it
and past it into the 2nd section? I tried selcting the formating in
normal view but when I past it i get a third section and i still cant
delete that!!

It seems the only way is to manually reformat the last section the same
as the fist and then delete the 1st.

Any ideas?

Chris O. wrote:
> *I have a word document with one section break in it. After the
> section break,
> the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front
> part of
> the document.
>
> I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document
> appear
> like the first part of the section.
>
> When I now try and delete this section break the whole document
> reverts to
> the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the
> first
> half's setting.
>
> Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose
> the
> document settings of the first half of the document? *



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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Have you looked at the last section of
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/WorkWithSections.htm? This explains how
to do what you want.

The section break between Sections 1 and 2 contains the formatting for
Section 1. You might think you could select that section break (easier to do
in Normal view) and press Ctrl+Shift+C to copy the formatting, then select
the final paragraph mark (which contains the formatting for Section 2) and
Ctrl+Shift+V to paste the formatting. Sadly, this doesn't work; you can copy
and paste the break itself, but not just its formatting.

There is a shortcut to "copy" just the Page Setup settings from one section
to another (explained at
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/DetachEnvelope.htm), but I don't think it
would include page borders.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"ziggy12345" wrote in message

>
> I have been looking for a solution to this but cant find one. Where is
> the section formating contained for the first section? Cant we copy it
> and past it into the 2nd section? I tried selcting the formating in
> normal view but when I past it i get a third section and i still cant
> delete that!!
>
> It seems the only way is to manually reformat the last section the same
> as the fist and then delete the 1st.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Chris O. wrote:
> > *I have a word document with one section break in it. After the
> > section break,
> > the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the front
> > part of
> > the document.
> >
> > I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document
> > appear
> > like the first part of the section.
> >
> > When I now try and delete this section break the whole document
> > reverts to
> > the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the
> > first
> > half's setting.
> >
> > Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose
> > the
> > document settings of the first half of the document? *
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete section breaks at end of word document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Go the section which has the desired page layout. Choose File | Page
Setup. Make sure that the "Apply to" box is set to "This section."
Click OK. Then go to the section that you need to change, and press
F4; this repeats the settings of the previous section. Do the same for
the Format | Borders and Shading dialog box. When all the settings are
equal, you can safely delete the section break.

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"ziggy12345" wrote in message

>
> I have been looking for a solution to this but cant find one. Where
is
> the section formating contained for the first section? Cant we copy
it
> and past it into the 2nd section? I tried selcting the formating in
> normal view but when I past it i get a third section and i still
cant
> delete that!!
>
> It seems the only way is to manually reformat the last section the
same
> as the fist and then delete the 1st.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Chris O. wrote:
> > *I have a word document with one section break in it. After the
> > section break,
> > the headers/footers/borders/margins are quite different to the
front
> > part of
> > the document.
> >
> > I now want to delete the section break and have the whole document
> > appear
> > like the first part of the section.
> >
> > When I now try and delete this section break the whole document
> > reverts to
> > the settings of the second half of the document and wipes out the
> > first
> > half's setting.
> >
> > Does anyone know how I can delete the section break and not loose
> > the
> > document settings of the first half of the document? *
>
>
>
> --
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