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Word: Insert a Hard Page Break

The following tutorial explains two simple methods used to insert a hard page break into a Word document.


When using Word to type a document, one may encounter instances when a page break is needed before Word automatically inserts one. For example, Word will end a page with just one line of a new paragraph instead of beginning the new paragraph on the following page. This will result in a document that is less than professional-looking.

To stop this, insert a hard page break. The hard page break immediately starts the next page in a document.

The shortcut is as follows: CTRL+ENTER

If you do not prefer to use the shortcut, enter the following:

    1. Click on the Insert Menu.
    2. Select Break.
    3. Select the type of break desired (if available).
    4. Click OK

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Some early versions of Word do not include the different types of hard page breaks.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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