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Lesson 16. Working with Margins, Pages, ... > Breaking a Document into Sections

Breaking a Document into Sections

Word gives you the option of breaking your document into two or more sections, each of which can have its own page formatting. You need to use document sections only when you want some aspect of page layout, such as page margins (covered later in this lesson) or columns (covered in Lesson 21, "Arranging Text into Columns"), to apply to only part of the document. The default is for page layout settings such as these to apply to the entire document—in other words, the entire document is treated as a single section.

There are three types of section breaks. They have the same effect in terms of controlling page layout, but differ as to where the text that comes after the break is placed:


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