Re: Strange Problem with section breaks in Word

Subject: Re: Strange Problem with section breaks in Word
From: AmyD -at- osas -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 6:48:13


Catherine's having problems with section breaks in Word -->
>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.

Your problem might be caused by the fact that Word keeps a hidden section
break setup option elsewhere in addition to the Insert --> Break menu
option. Go to File --> Page Setup and click the Layout Tab, then check that
the Section Start edit box says "New Page" rather than something else. This
should go some ways to solving your problem - if you're lucky, it'll
convert all the existing section breaks to Next Page; if you're not, it
should at least preserve the one's you've already entered. Give it a go and
see if it helps.

Good luck!
Amy Dohlman
amyd -at- osas -dot- com


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