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MS Word invisible page break

By bevg ·
I'm working in a MS Word document which contains an outline. Word has made an "invisible" page break (or section break). I've done a find-and-replace, and it doesn't find a page or section break. Yet it leaves all but 1 inch of the page blank. How to get rid of the blank space?

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by bevg In reply to MS Word invisible page br ...

The break precedes the outline.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to MS Word invisible page br ...

Use the Show Hide nutton it should show you any invisable braks or carigge returns. The show/hide button looks like a backwards P.

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by bevg In reply to

I'm very familiar with the show/hide feature, but all it shows is a normal paragraph return, not a section break or page break.

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by bevg In reply to MS Word invisible page br ...

Aha! I've discovered my own answer. It's a paragraph formatting command. Here's the help text:

Set a pagination option. The following pagination options (Keep lines together, Keep with next, or Page break before) control where automatic page breaks occur.

To remove the pagination formats from text, select the paragraph following the unwanted page break, click Paragraph on the Format menu, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab. If necessary, clear the Keep lines together, Keep with next, and Page break before check boxes.

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by bevg In reply to MS Word invisible page br ...

Okay, one more comment. This "automatic page break" is something that Word did on its own. The "keep with next" in paragraph formatting for the outline was added without my ever going to that menu. It's on the paragraph-formatting dialog, under the "line and page breaks" tab.

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by BFilmFan In reply to MS Word invisible page br ...

If you have sovled the issue, then close the open question...

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by bevg In reply to MS Word invisible page br ...

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