Delete section breaks in Word

The easiest way To display section breaks so you can delete the ones you don't want, use Show/Hide.

  1. Click Home > Show/Hide Paragraph mark .

    The Show/Hide icon is highlighted on the Home tab.

    Section breaks look like this:

    Shows a section break in a document

  2. Select the section break you don't want, and press Delete.


  • 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).

  • To add new section breaks, see Add a section break.

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