Delete section breaks in Word 2016 for Mac

If you added section breaks to your document, the easiest way to see where they begin and end is to show formatting marks.

  1. Click the Home tab, and then click Show all nonprinting characters.

    On the Home tab, Show Editing Marks is highlighted

  2. Click the section break to select it and then press DELETE. Section breaks look like this:

    Image of Section Break

Note:  When you delete a section break, Word combines the text before and after the break into one section. The new combined section will use the formatting from the second section (the one that followed the section break).

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