Word Processing – Page Breaks
Recognize good practice in adding new pages: insert a page break rather than using the Return key.
When adding new pages, it is always better to use a page break rather than using the return key. This is considered as a best practice while working with any word processing software. This is because when we use the return key multiple times to reach the next page, we create many empty characters which affect the formatting of the document as well as the size of the document.
But if we use a page break, then these characters will not get created and hence the formatting and document size will not get affected. This is why it is always a better idea to use a page break instead of using the return key.
Insert, delete a page break in a document.
To insert a page break, first of all place the text pointer after the text from where you want to start a new page. After this, click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar, and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Manual Break’.
This will open the ‘Insert Break’ dialog box.
In this dialog box, select the ‘Page break’ radio button and click on ‘OK’. This will insert the page break in the document.
In order to delete a page break, place the mouse pointer over the page break. Page break is the thick dotted line between two pages. When the mouse pointer is kept over this line, a drop-down symbol appears. Click once on this drop-down symbol. This will give you two options. From these, click on ‘Delete Page Break’.
This will delete the page break.