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Break A Leg
There is more to inserting breaks than meets the eye. The following gives a brief description of the different types of break available to the discerning Word 2007 user:
- Page Break
A page break will force everything after the break onto a new page. In effect it marks the point at which one page ends and the next page begins.
- Column Break
A column break will force everything after the break into the next column.
- Text Wrapping Break
Specifically for web pages and blog entries, a text wrapping break separates text around objects, such as caption text from body text.
- Next Page Section Break
A next page section break firstly marks a section break in the document, and then starts a new page, just like a Page Break.
- Continuous Page Section Break
This is the same as the Next Page Section Break, except it does not start a new page.
- Even Page Section Break
An even page break is just like a Next Page Section Break, except that it will start a new section on the next even-numbered page.
- Odd Page Section Break
Similar to the Next Page Section Break and Even Page Section Break, except that it will start a new section on the next odd numbered page.
There may actually be times that you need Odd and Even Page Section Breaks, too. For instance if you were creating documents that were going to be bound together (e.g. a booklet) you would use the odd and even page breaks to print the next section on the right hand and left hand page respectively. Or, you may be using some crazy convention where all your organisational charts are displayed on the right hand page.