Section breaks in Microsoft word is a very useful feature if you like to have different formats in single page or document. For example, if you like to have 2 columns paragraph in specific pages, different page numbering and even different header and footer in different pages but in same Word 2013 document, this feature is very handy. This simple guide shows how to remove section breaks in Word 2013 and how to view and insert it back where ever wanted.
You can use these same steps for previous MS office versions also, such as Word 2010 and Word 2007. You will find the similar options in each versions, but may be with different interface and in different place ribbon bar.
To Insert Section Breaks in Word 2013
1) Keep the cursor on the place where you want to have section breaks.
Go to ‘Page Layout’ in Word 2013 ribbon and click ‘Breaks’. You can select Next Page or Continues in this area. ‘Next Page’ is to add the section break in the next page. If you like to change the format from next page, you can use this option.
‘Continues’ can be used if you need to break and change the format in same page.
You can find detailed sample here.
2) You can’t see section breaks in MS Word 2013 in normal view. To view it, change the view option to ‘Draft’ as shown below.
Or you can enable ‘Show/Hide’ in the main home ribbon bar.
CTRL+SHIFT+8 in the keyboard shortcut to enable and disable Show/hide.
In above both ways, you can few the section breaks in Word 2013,2010 and even 2007.
How to Remove Section Breaks in Word 2013
Sometimes we need to remove section breaks to keep the same header, footer, pages numbering and format of the page/paragraph across all the pages in a document.
You can simply remove the section breaks in Word 2013 by deleting it when you are seeing it by one of earlier mentioned methods. Keep the cursor and press Delete in keyboard.
Hope this guide would be helpful.