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Brandon C
 
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MS Word 2000.
I have two Heading Styles, Heading 1 and 2 in outline format. Both are
'Keep with next' and both 'Page break before'. In my document, a Heading 1
(e.g. Section A) contains several Heading 2's (e.g. Section A.1, A.2, etc).
Also, a Heading 2 usually immediately follows an Heading 1 with no text in
between Heading 1 and 2. Here's what happens:

Page Break
Section A
PB
Section A.1
blahblah
PB
Section A.2
blahblah
PB
Section A.3
blahblah

I do not want the PB before A.1, but I definitely want all the other PB's
before Sections A, A.2 and A.3. Any ideas? I guess I could create a third
custom Heading 2 for Section A.1 that has 'Page break before' unchecked, but
I want to avoid the headache of managing yet another Style.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Jezebel
 
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Select that single heading, Format Paragraph, clear the page break before
checkbox.

"Brandon C" wrote in message
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MS Word 2000.
I have two Heading Styles, Heading 1 and 2 in outline format. Both are
'Keep with next' and both 'Page break before'. In my document, a Heading
1
(e.g. Section A) contains several Heading 2's (e.g. Section A.1, A.2,
etc).
Also, a Heading 2 usually immediately follows an Heading 1 with no text in
between Heading 1 and 2. Here's what happens:

Page Break
Section A
PB
Section A.1
blahblah
PB
Section A.2
blahblah
PB
Section A.3
blahblah

I do not want the PB before A.1, but I definitely want all the other PB's
before Sections A, A.2 and A.3. Any ideas? I guess I could create a
third
custom Heading 2 for Section A.1 that has 'Page break before' unchecked,
but
I want to avoid the headache of managing yet another Style.

Any help is greatly appreciated!



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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Remove the "Page break before" property as needed for specific headings (as
manual formatting). If you put add a toolbar button (toggle) for this
property, it will be easier.

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"Brandon C" wrote in message
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MS Word 2000.
I have two Heading Styles, Heading 1 and 2 in outline format. Both are
'Keep with next' and both 'Page break before'. In my document, a Heading

1
(e.g. Section A) contains several Heading 2's (e.g. Section A.1, A.2,

etc).
Also, a Heading 2 usually immediately follows an Heading 1 with no text in
between Heading 1 and 2. Here's what happens:

Page Break
Section A
PB
Section A.1
blahblah
PB
Section A.2
blahblah
PB
Section A.3
blahblah

I do not want the PB before A.1, but I definitely want all the other PB's
before Sections A, A.2 and A.3. Any ideas? I guess I could create a

third
custom Heading 2 for Section A.1 that has 'Page break before' unchecked,

but
I want to avoid the headache of managing yet another Style.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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Brandon C
 
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Thanks Jezebel.

That would mean I would have to manually clear out the checkbox for "first"
Heading 2's then right? i.e. I go manually uncheck for Section A.1, B.1,
C.1, etc. That works, but I'd really love to be able to have Word recognize
when a Heading 2 follows a Heading 1, then don't page break. I'm afraid
manually unchecking the 'page break before' boxes for those headings will
become a maintenance pain.

Any other ideas out there?

"Jezebel" wrote:

Select that single heading, Format Paragraph, clear the page break before
checkbox.

"Brandon C" wrote in message
...

MS Word 2000.
I have two Heading Styles, Heading 1 and 2 in outline format. Both are
'Keep with next' and both 'Page break before'. In my document, a Heading
1
(e.g. Section A) contains several Heading 2's (e.g. Section A.1, A.2,
etc).
Also, a Heading 2 usually immediately follows an Heading 1 with no text in
between Heading 1 and 2. Here's what happens:

Page Break
Section A
PB
Section A.1
blahblah
PB
Section A.2
blahblah
PB
Section A.3
blahblah

I do not want the PB before A.1, but I definitely want all the other PB's
before Sections A, A.2 and A.3. Any ideas? I guess I could create a
third
custom Heading 2 for Section A.1 that has 'Page break before' unchecked,
but
I want to avoid the headache of managing yet another Style.

Any help is greatly appreciated!




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Jezebel
 
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Since it's obvious from your outline which ones have to be done, the quick
way is clear the checkbox for the first such heading, then select each
subsequent no-page-break heading and press F4.

For future reference, a better method is to define a separate style (eg
"Heading 2 no PB") then set that as Heading 1's "Style for following
paragraph".





"Brandon C" wrote in message
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Thanks Jezebel.

That would mean I would have to manually clear out the checkbox for
"first"
Heading 2's then right? i.e. I go manually uncheck for Section A.1, B.1,
C.1, etc. That works, but I'd really love to be able to have Word
recognize
when a Heading 2 follows a Heading 1, then don't page break. I'm afraid
manually unchecking the 'page break before' boxes for those headings will
become a maintenance pain.

Any other ideas out there?

"Jezebel" wrote:

Select that single heading, Format Paragraph, clear the page break
before
checkbox.

"Brandon C" wrote in message
...

MS Word 2000.
I have two Heading Styles, Heading 1 and 2 in outline format. Both are
'Keep with next' and both 'Page break before'. In my document, a
Heading
1
(e.g. Section A) contains several Heading 2's (e.g. Section A.1, A.2,
etc).
Also, a Heading 2 usually immediately follows an Heading 1 with no text
in
between Heading 1 and 2. Here's what happens:

Page Break
Section A
PB
Section A.1
blahblah
PB
Section A.2
blahblah
PB
Section A.3
blahblah

I do not want the PB before A.1, but I definitely want all the other
PB's
before Sections A, A.2 and A.3. Any ideas? I guess I could create a
third
custom Heading 2 for Section A.1 that has 'Page break before'
unchecked,
but
I want to avoid the headache of managing yet another Style.

Any help is greatly appreciated!








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Brandon C
 
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For future reference, a better method is to define a separate style (eg
"Heading 2 no PB") then set that as Heading 1's "Style for following
paragraph".


I originally did create a separate style called "Heading 2 first" that had
no PB. What I hadn't thought of was setting "Heading 2 first" as Heading 1's
following Style. I prefer this option over manually clearing PBs because,
although I have an extra style to maintain, Word is auto-selecting "Heading 2
first" for me after Heading 1 and I don't have to remember to manually toggle
the Style.

Thanks for the followup and good tip, I really appreciate it!
-b
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