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Chapter 7. Working with Pages > Formatting Sections of a Document

Formatting Sections of a Document

Before starting on the features that let you format pages, I want to stop for a minute and explain section formatting. In Word, page formatting can be applied to the whole document, or from the insertion point forward. Sections allow you to divide a document into separate parts that can be formatted independently of each other. Say you want to create a header for a document, but you need to be able to change the text of that header several times throughout the document. To do so, you simply create a new section each time you need to modify the text of the header. Section breaks don’t affect page layout; they merely divide the document for formatting purposes.

To clarify, if you want the formatting to be the same throughout the document, you do not need to create any sections. However, if you want to change any of the following formatting from page to page or within a page, you need to create a new section:


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