Control pagination

You can control where Microsoft Word positions automatic page breaks (page break: The point at which one page ends and another begins. Microsoft Word inserts an "automatic" (or soft) page break for you, or you can force a page break at a specific location by inserting a "manual" (or hard) page break.) by setting pagination options.

ShowKeep lines of a paragraph together on a page or in a column

  1. Select the paragraphs that contain lines you want to keep together.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
  3. Select the Keep lines together check box.

ShowKeep paragraphs together on a page or in a column

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to keep together on a page.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
  3. Select the Keep with next check box.

ShowAlways force a page break before a paragraph

  1. Select the paragraph that you want to follow the page break.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
  3. Select the Page break before check box.

ShowControl widow and orphan lines

  1. Select the paragraphs in which you want to control widows and orphans (widow and orphan: A widow is the last line of a paragraph printed by itself at the top of a page. An orphan is the first line of a paragraph printed by itself at the bottom of a page.).
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
  3. Select the Widow/Orphan control check box.

 Note   This option is turned on by default.

ShowPrevent a table row from breaking across pages

  1. Click the table.
  2. On the Table menu, click Table Properties, and then click the Row tab.
  3. Clear the Allow row to break across pages check box.

ShowInsert a manual page break

  1. Click where you want to start a new page.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Break.
  3. Click Page break.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003