My document contains unwanted page breaks

Cause: A page break was inserted manually.

Solution:    Delete the manual page break.

  1. On the View menu, click Draft.

  2. In the document, select the manual page break, and then press DELETE .

Cause: Word inserted an automatic page break based on a setting.

Solution:    Clear the settings that are causing the page break.

  1. Select the paragraph following the unwanted page break.

  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.

  3. Clear the Keep lines together, Keep with next, and Page break before check boxes.

Cause: A Next Page, Even Page, or Odd Page section break is causing the page to break.

Solution:    Change the section break settings.

  1. Click in the section immediately following the section break.

  2. On the Format menu, click Document, and then click the Layout tab.

  3. In the Section start pop-up menu, click Continuous.

See also

Insert, delete, or change a section break

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