Insert or remove a page break in Word

Word automatically adds a break at the end of each page. You can also insert a manual page break anytime you want to start a new page in your document.

Insert a manual page break

  1. Click in the document where you want to insert a page break.

  2. Click Layout > Breaks > Page.

    Layout Break menu with Page Break highlighted

Remove a manual page break

Although you can't remove the page breaks that Word automatically inserts, you can remove manual page breaks from your document.

  1. On the Home tab, click Show all nonprinting characters Show all non-printing characters .

  2. Click to select the page break you want to remove.

    Page Break with cursor pointing to it

  3. Press DELETE.

Insert a manual page break

  1. Click in the document where you want to insert a page break.

  2. On the Layout tab, under Page Setup, click Break, and then click Page.

Remove a manual page break

Although you can't remove the page breaks that Word automatically inserts, you can remove manual page breaks from your document.

  1. If nonprinting characters are not displayed, on the Standard toolbar, click Show all nonprinting characters  Show all non-printing characters .

  2. Select the page break that you want to remove, and then press DELETE.

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