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Is a section break the same as a manual page break?
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No, in a number of ways.

A section break can be continuous so that it does not force a new page, but
more importantly, there are a number of features (headers, footers, margins,
vertical alignment, page numbering, etc) that are properties of sections and
can be made to apply just to an individual section.

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Thank you, Doug. I appreciate the response. I am not sure what you mean by
responding to the newsgroup...nevertheless, I value your answer, sir.
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"Doug Robbins" wrote:

No, in a number of ways.

A section break can be continuous so that it does not force a new page, but
more importantly, there are a number of features (headers, footers, margins,
vertical alignment, page numbering, etc) that are properties of sections and
can be made to apply just to an individual section.

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Dear AKS,

As Doug says, the choice between Page Break and Section Break (mainly)
concerns the settings in Page Setup. I notice that your post is under the New
User category so allow me to give you some detailed pointers.

When you come to the Page Break/Section Break question, ask yourself this:
Do I want to start a new page where all the page settings (margins,
headers, etc.) are the same?

If you answer yes you need a Page Break.
If you answer no you need a Section Break.


As an example: you may need to include a very wide table in your document.
You can see that theres no way it will fit within the current page width. So
you take these actions:

1. Insert a Section Break (choose Next page)
2. Go into Page Setup and switch to Landscape
3. Check under Apply to: to make sure This section is indicated
(usually it will be)
4. Create your table

When you have finished your table:

Repeat the above switching back to Portrait at step 2.

Section Break (Continuous) is another good example to describe the
versatility of Section Breaks. Rather than starting a new page with a
different layout (as above), Continuous lets you have several layouts on one
page (hence, continuous).

Example: Lets say that you have a newspaper type document (perhaps a
flyer) where the page is mainly 2-column format BUT there is a paragraph of
text at the top that follows the normal page widths. So, you would do this:

1. Type your paragraph text
2. Insert a Section Break (Continuous)
3. Select 2-column format
4. Type your columns

If, for any reason, you needed to switch back to the normal page width

5. Insert another Section Break (Continuous)
6. Switch back to 1-column and continue

Hope that helps. These are only the broad strokes Im sure (in fact, I
know!) that when you start working with Section Breaks youll have more
questions but it should set you on the right path. :-)

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"Doug Robbins" wrote:

No, in a number of ways.

A section break can be continuous so that it does not force a new page, but
more importantly, there are a number of features (headers, footers, margins,
vertical alignment, page numbering, etc) that are properties of sections and
can be made to apply just to an individual section.

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