Delete a section break
If not showing, select Home > Show/Hide to show section breaks. Section breaks look like this: Note: The type of section break shown above is a Continuous section break; there are other types of section breaks. Place your cursor just before the section break and press Delete.
If you added section breaks to your document, the easiest way to see where they begin and end is to show formatting marks.
Go to Home, and select Show all nonprinting characters, The section breaks look similar to this: Select the section break and then press Delete.
Word for the web does not support section breaks, though it does display them. Use Word desktop to remove unwanted section breaks. : Delete a section break
Why is my page break not deleting?
Also: Turn Off Track Changes to Delete Manual Page Breaks – Sometimes, you may wonder why you can’t get rid of manual page breaks. You cannot remove manual page breaks when Track Changes is turned on. To turn off Track Changes:
- Go to the Review tab in the Ribbon.
- Click Track Changes > Track Change s in the Tracking group.
- From the drop-down menu, select Track Change s to turn the tracking off.
- Alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + E to turn off Track Changes.
Why is Word adding section breaks?
Section breaks enable you to split a document into several sections, enabling you to apply different formatting and layouts to each section. For instance, having two sections in a document enables one section to have portrait orientation and the other to have landscape orientation.
How do I Delete a stubborn page in Word?
To delete a page that contains text, graphics, or empty paragraphs, select the content to delete, and press Delete. You can also do this:
Click or tap anywhere in the page you want to delete, press Ctrl+G. In the Enter page number box, type \page, Press Enter on your keyboard, and then select Close, Verify that a page of content is selected, and then press Delete on your keyboard.
Click or tap anywhere in the page you want to delete, press Option+⌘+G. In the Enter page number box, type \page, Press Enter on your keyboard, and then select Close, Verify that a page of content is selected, and then press Delete on your keyboard.
To remove blank pages in the middle or at the end of your document, see Delete a blank page,
Which types of page breaks can’t be deleted in Word?
Adjust automatic page breaks – You can’t remove automatic page breaks, but you can prevent them from landing in awkward places, such as between lines of text you’d like to keep together. You can adjust the page break settings for selected paragraphs.
- Select the paragraphs you want to apply the settings to.
- On the Format menu, select Paragraph,
- In the Paragraph dialog box, select the Line and Page Breaks tab. Choose one or more of the following options:
- Widow/Orphan control places at least two lines of a paragraph at the top or bottom of a page.
- Keep with next prevents breaks between paragraphs you want to stay together.
- Keep lines together prevents page breaks in the middle of paragraphs.
- Page break before adds a page break before a specific paragraph.