In MS Word line and page breaks give you more control over how text flows. When using Word column breaks are also useful.
Word has several different types of breaks you can add to your document to change the layout and pagination. Each type of break serves a different purpose and will affect the document in different ways. Page breaks move text to a new page before reaching the end of a page, while section breaks create a barrier between parts of the document for formatting purposes. Column breaks split text in columns at a specific point. In this lesson, you'll learn how to insert and delete breaks.
Breaks allow you to have more control over the layout of your document. You might use a page break if you're writing a paper that has a bibliography to ensure the bibliography starts on a new page. You might use a column break if you are using columns and want them to be arranged in a particular way.
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Breaks are hidden by default. If you want to delete a break, you'll probably want Word to show the breaks so you can find them for editing.