Change section break from new-page to continuous?


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LurfysMa

Is there any way to change a new-page section break to a contionuous
section break without affecting the document in any other way? That
is, no changes to headers & footers (including whether they are linked
to the previous section), formatting (number of columns), etc.

I have a multi-section document where all of the section breaks force
a new page. Each section has primarily differences in the headers and
footers, but some also have formatting differences (2 column v 1).

Most of the time, I want the new page, but for a few cases, I would
like the sections to continue on the same page if there is space.

I don't see any way to "edit" the section break.

Is there another way to accomplish this?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

File | Page Setup | Layout: change the "Section start" type.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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LurfysMa

File | Page Setup | Layout: change the "Section start" type.

What do I need to have selected when I do that?

Try #1:
* Select the section break then do the above.
* The Section start field in the Pae Setup panel showed "Continuous".
* Click on OK
* Text fllowing section break still on a new page.
* Reselect the section break and go back into Page Setup.
* The Section start field shows "Continuous".

Try #2:
* Repeat the the above, but change the Apply to field to "Entire
document".
* Same results.

Try #3:
* Select entire document.
* Do the procedure you outlined, but with Apply to "Entire document".
* This worked, but it got all of the section breaks. It so happens
that that is what I wanted this time, but how do I change just one
section break?

PS: I should have changed my signature. I am now running Office 2007.
Not sure if that matters.
 
L

LurfysMa

What do I need to have selected when I do that?

I think I figured it out. I need to select any text in the section
following the break then change the type. This seems to work on all of
the tests I just ran.

After thinking about it some, I guess this makes sense. The formatting
information is contained in the paragraph mark and the section break.
So the continuous/next page information would be stored in the break
at the end of that section.
 
L

LurfysMa

I think I figured it out. I need to select any text in the section
following the break then change the type. This seems to work on all of
the tests I just ran.

After thinking about it some, I guess this makes sense. The formatting
information is contained in the paragraph mark and the section break.
So the continuous/next page information would be stored in the break
at the end of that section.

Just trying to get the signature right...sorry
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You don't have to have anything selected; just position the insertion point
in the section after the break.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.
 

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