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In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock shares the keyboard shortcuts, workflows, and commands that can transform the casual Word 2010 user into a pro. This course covers helpful and lesser-known techniques for making document navigation, content creation, formatting, layout, working with data, graphics integration, and publishing easier. Alicia also includes her favorite top 10 formatting tips in Word, from clearing existing formatting to inserting lines and creating abbreviations with AutoCorrect.
When working on a complex document, it's common to have each section start on a new page. In a previous video, we learned how to insert manual page breaks, but in this video, I am going to teach you how to actually include the page break right inside Heading Style definition. The first step is to apply a style to the titles of each section of your document. Depending on your document structure Heading 1 or Heading 2 are the most likely style definitions that you will use. I'm going to go to the View menu and turn on the Navigation pane. And we learned more about the Navigation pane earlier in this course.
But I can use it now to jump to the different sections of my document. While Section 1 is starting on a new page, Section 2 is at the end of a page, Section 3 is as well and so forth through the document. Now what I'm going to do is modify the Heading 1 Style Definition. So it doesn't matter which of the headings you start on, I happen to be on Section 3, but it could be anywhere on your document. I'm going to go to the Home Ribbon and I am going to go to the Paragraph group and click on the Launch button to open the dialog box.
Now there are two tabs here and I'm going to go to the second tab that says Line and Page Breaks. I am going to apply a Page break before and click OK and immediately Section 3 jumps to the beginning of the new page. Now I don't want have to go to Section 2, Section 3, Section 4 and do it through all of my sections. So instead, I'll go up to the Style gallery on the Home tab and I'll right click on Heading 1 and I'll tell it to update Heading 1 to match the selection. Now when I click on Heading 2 in the Navigation pane on the left-hand side to jump to it, it's at the top of a new page, so Section 3, Section 4, Section 5.
So by redefining the heading style to include the paragraph setting of Page break before, anytime I apply the Heading 1 style, it will instantly go to a new page and I don't have to insert a manual page break. Just so you can see that in action, I am going press Ctrl+End to go to the end of my document and let's say I was going to start a new section here. I'll go ahead and type in my new section. I'll highlight it and I'll apply Heading 1 and it instantly jumped to the next page. Modifying the Heading 1 style to include a Page break before only took a few minutes, and it'll save me the headache of manually adjusting my page breaks as my document grows.
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