Sometimes you need to break up text onto a new page. In this video, learn how to insert lines, footnotes, and page breaks in Google Docs.
- [Instructor] I've added a bit more text to our document. In addition to these two executives here that we've added, I've also added an executive list position list and a current product listing. Now, you'll notice with these additions that in my executive list, it spans the next page also. This doesn't look so nice. What we can do is force a page break where we want it so that this executive list will start at the top of a new page and therefore won't break the text up. To put a page break where you want it to occur, put the cursor right in front of the area that you want to appear on a new page. Click Insert on the top menu, hover your mouse over Break, and choose Page Break. This is going to move the text to a new page. Something else that you might want to insert into your document is a horizontal line. A horizontal line is a nice way to break up a large block of text or draw even more attention to a header in a classy-looking way. To create a horizontal line, put the cursor immediately above where you want that horizontal line to appear. Click Insert from the top menu again and this time, choose Horizontal Line. You'll notice that the horizontal line appears within the exact margins of your document. If you decide at any time that you don't want this line any more, place your cursor at the end of it and hit the Delete key. It can be added again at any time by going back to Insert and choosing Horizontal Line. Last but not least, you can add a footnote to a reference item in your document. A footnote is a small block of text at the end of the page that includes some more details about a reference source. Here's our current product listing. I'm going to add a footnote to this suggesting when it's current as of. I'll place the cursor where I want the footnote to appear. I'll select Insert again and choose Footnote. Now, I can type a particular footnote or reference source for this document. In this case, I'm going to type when my product listing is current as of. Here's my footnote. And if I scroll up to where I insert it, you can see that the footnote number is right beside it.
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