Inserting a page break in Microsoft Word helps you control the layout of your document by forcing content onto a new page. Here’s how you can insert a page break:

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Place the Cursor:
    • Move your cursor to the location in your document where you want to insert the page break.
  2. Insert a Page Break:
    • Press Ctrl + Enter (Windows) or Command + Enter (Mac). This keyboard shortcut inserts a manual page break at the cursor position.

Method 2: Using the Ribbon (Word 2016, Word 2019, Word 365)

  1. Place the Cursor:
    • Move your cursor to the location in your document where you want to insert the page break.
  2. Go to the “Layout” or “Page Layout” Tab:
    • Click on the “Layout” or “Page Layout” tab in the Ribbon at the top of the Word window.
  3. Insert a Page Break:
    • In the “Page Setup” group, click on “Breaks.”
    • Choose “Page” under the “Page Breaks” category.

Method 3: Using the Ribbon (Word 2013 and Earlier)

  1. Place the Cursor:
    • Move your cursor to the location in your document where you want to insert the page break.
  2. Go to the “Page Layout” Tab:
    • Click on the “Page Layout” tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Insert a Page Break:
    • In the “Page Setup” group, click on “Breaks.”
    • Choose “Page” under the “Page Breaks” category.

Method 4: Using the Navigation Pane

  1. Open the Navigation Pane:
    • Click on the “View” tab in the Ribbon.
    • In the “Show” group, check the “Navigation Pane” option.
  2. Insert a Blank Page:
    • In the Navigation Pane, right-click on the page where you want to insert the page break.
    • Choose “Insert Blank Page” from the context menu.

Method 5: Using Section Breaks

  1. Place the Cursor:
    • Move your cursor to the location in your document where you want to insert the page break.
  2. Insert a Section Break:
    • Click on the “Layout” or “Page Layout” tab in the Ribbon.
    • In the “Page Setup” group, click on “Breaks.”
    • Choose “Next Page” under the “Section Breaks” category.

After inserting a page break, the content following the break will start on a new page. These methods should work across different versions of Microsoft Word, but the exact steps may vary slightly depending on your version.

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