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Did you inherit a document with manually entered page breaks?

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in Office Technology,Word Tips

Did you inherit a document with manually entered page breaks? This one is easy to fix in Word 2010 and 2013 with Advanced Find.

On the Home tab, Editing group, choose the Find dropdown button and then Advanced Find. Remove anything in the Find what field. Click the More >> button to reveal the Special button at the bottom. Click it and choose Manual Page Break. Now, over on the Replace tab, leave the With field blank. If you have to do this often, it might make sense to memorize the character definition, ^m. “^” is a shifted 6.

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Madeline March 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Thanks for the article, was very helpful.

When I have seen things like this, sometimes all that had to be done is make sure the paragraph marker was on, look for each one, and then delete all the manual page breaks.

The reason that I do this, sometimes I’m so busy, that sometimes it’s easier to just look for the page breaks themselves. No one should ever take the easy way out.

Of course I should know this, as I am currently certified in MOS 2010: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Currently studying for Outlook and then on to Access.


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