Strange Problem with section breaks in Word

Subject: Strange Problem with section breaks in Word
From: Akhmatova8 -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 11:17:16 -0400

Hi everyone,

I'm working on a large Word document that contains several section breaks. Word 2000 gives you 4 choices of section break - next page, continuous, odd, or even. The original author chose the odd or even options when she inserted the breaks. As a result, there are now even breaks breaking onto odd pages, and vice versa. Of course, as Word keeps track of these things internally, it is automatically inserting a blank page to even things out.

I thought the problem could be easily fixed by removing the odd and even section breaks and inserting a next page-type break instead. Things go along fine for a couple of sections, and then Word morphs the newly inserted next page breaks back into odd or even breaks. Of course, then my page numbers go haywire and I get those nasty blank pages again.

Has anyone else ever run into this problem? There must be some way of disabling this particular Word "feature," but I haven't got a clue how to do it. Anyone have any ideas?


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