How to Add or Remove Page Breaks in Word

A page break is a special marker that moves the content to the next page in your document after the break. MS Word automatically adds a break at the end of each page. This tutorial shows ways to insert page breaks manually in Microsoft Word. We’ll also look at how to delete page breaks.

How to Insert Page Breaks

Using the Insert Tab

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the page break.
  2. Click on the Insert tab in the top menu bar.

    Place cursor then click on the insert tab.
    Click on the Insert tab.
  3. Under the “Pages” category, click the Page Break icon.

    Under Pages category, click on the Page break icon.
    Under the Pages category, click on the Page break icon.

Note: To insert an entire page at the break, select the Blank Page option.

Using the Layout Tab

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the break.
  2. Click on the Layout tab in the ribbon.

    Place cursor then click on the Layout tab.
    Place the cursor where you want to insert the break, then click on the Layout tab.
  3. Select Breaks in the Page Setup group.

    Select Breaks under the page setup category.
    Select Breaks under the Page Setup category.
  4. Select Page in the dropdown menu.

    Select page in the drop-down menu.
    Select Page in the drop-down menu.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the break.
  2. Press the shortcut CTRL Enter (CMD Return on Mac) on your keyboard.
  3. The page break will automatically be inserted.

How to Delete Page Breaks

  1. Open the word document and click on the Home tab.

    Open the word document and click on the Home tab.
    Click on the Home tab.
  2. Navigate to the “paragraph” section and click on the Show/Hide icon (This displays special punctuation characters in your document, such as spaces, paragraph markers, page, and section breaks).

     Show or Hide icon.
    Click on the Show or Hide icon.
  3. Double-click the page break to select it.

    Select the page break
    Select the page break that you want to delete.
  4. Press Delete on your keyboard.

The selected page break will be deleted from your document!

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