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ksteen2553
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:31 am    Post subject: section break vs. manual page break?
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Is a section break the same as a manual page break?
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Doug Robbins
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: section break vs. manual page break? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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No, in a number of ways.

A section break can be continuous so that it does not force a new page, but
more importantly, there are a number of features (headers, footers, margins,
vertical alignment, page numbering, etc) that are properties of sections and
can be made to apply just to an individual section.

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ksteen2553
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: section break vs. manual page break? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thank you, Doug. I appreciate the response. I am not sure what you mean by
responding to the newsgroup...nevertheless, I value your answer, sir.
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"Doug Robbins" wrote:

> No, in a number of ways.
>
> A section break can be continuous so that it does not force a new page, but
> more importantly, there are a number of features (headers, footers, margins,
> vertical alignment, page numbering, etc) that are properties of sections and
> can be made to apply just to an individual section.
>
> --
> Hope this helps.
>
> Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
> services on a paid consulting basis.
>
> Doug Robbins - Word MVP
> wrote in message
>
> > Is a section break the same as a manual page break?
> > --
> > AKS
>
>
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Sharon Roffey
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:33 pm    Post subject: RE: section break vs. manual page break? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Dear AKS,

As Doug says, the choice between Page Break and Section Break (mainly)
concerns the settings in Page Setup. I notice that your post is under the New
User category so allow me to give you some detailed pointers.

When you come to the Page Break/Section Break question, ask yourself this:
“Do I want to start a new page where all the page settings (margins,
headers, etc.) are the same?”

> If you answer “yes” you need a Page Break.
> If you answer “no” you need a Section Break.

As an example: you may need to include a very wide table in your document.
You can see that there’s no way it will fit within the current page width. So
you take these actions:

1. Insert a Section Break (choose Next page)
2. Go into Page Setup and switch to Landscape
3. Check under “Apply to:” to make sure “This section” is indicated
(usually it will be)
4. Create your table

When you have finished your table:

Repeat the above switching back to Portrait at step 2.

Section Break (Continuous) is another good example to describe the
versatility of Section Breaks. Rather than starting a new page with a
different layout (as above), Continuous lets you have several layouts on one
page (hence, “continuous”).

Example: Let’s say that you have a “newspaper” type document (perhaps a
flyer) where the page is mainly 2-column format BUT … there is a paragraph of
text at the top that follows the normal page widths. So, you would do this:

1. Type your paragraph text
2. Insert a Section Break (Continuous)
3. Select 2-column format
4. Type your columns

If, for any reason, you needed to switch back to the normal page width

5. Insert another Section Break (Continuous)
6. Switch back to 1-column and continue

Hope that helps. These are only the broad strokes – I’m sure (in fact, I
know!) that when you start working with Section Breaks you’ll have more
questions but it should set you on the right path. Smile

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Sharon Roffey
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"ksteen2553@charter.net" wrote:

> Is a section break the same as a manual page break?
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Sue
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: section break vs. manual page break? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Doug Robbins" wrote:

> No, in a number of ways.
>
> A section break can be continuous so that it does not force a new page, but
> more importantly, there are a number of features (headers, footers, margins,
> vertical alignment, page numbering, etc) that are properties of sections and
> can be made to apply just to an individual section.
>
> --
> Hope this helps.
>
> Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
> services on a paid consulting basis.
>
> Doug Robbins - Word MVP
> wrote in message
>
> > Is a section break the same as a manual page break?
> > --
> > AKS
>
>
>
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