Learn how to work with breaks to create sections so that different formatting such as margins or page orientation can be applied to text in that section. Learn how to use column breaks to control the layout text in multiple columns within sections.
- [Female Narrator] Section breaks can be added as needed to apply special formatting such as margins, columns, or page orientation to specific areas in your document. Did you know you can also insert page breaks to control which page your text appears on? In this video, we'll be discussing the different types of breaks available in Word 2010, making sure to focus on the types of breaks that you may encounter on the Word 2010 exam, such as inserting section breaks, column breaks, and page breaks.
I have the 0401 exercise file open so let's insert some breaks in our document. The first tip that I want to give you is, when you're working with section breaks or page breaks, turn your show/hide on. That's right on your Home tab in your Paragraph group. And you'll be able to see anywhere that breaks have already been inserted. So, for instance, on page one, we see a section break has been inserted before our state fun facts, and if I scroll down, you can see there's another section break that's been inserted.
So what that allows us to do is select all of this text, go into Page Layout, and we can change the margins. So let's change the margins so that they are customized and everything is indented three inches over from the left hand side and three inches over from the right hand side. And what that basically does, you can see the margins here, is it centers it right on the page for us. Perfect. Okay, let's go down to the next page, and what we see is a list of steps that you can take to make your drive most pleasant in California.
As far as I'm concerned, any drive in California is beautiful and pleasant. But let's see what we can do to make this list look a little bit better. So, we have a section break here... oh, and by the way, this is how you can tell which section you're in, I'm gonna click down right before our steps, look down at your status bar, this is section three. If this isn't showing on your computer, just right-click on the status bar and go up and make sure there's a check mark next to Section.
Okay. So, we're in section three, let's go ahead and insert a section break for a next page right before "Things to Do in California" so that we can format this list in two columns. That'll be kind of cool. So, I'm just clicked up above the "Things to Do in California", on my Page Layout tab, I'll go to Breaks, and we're gonna do a Section break, next page. So that forced those "Things to Do in California" down to the next page, and now I can work with this list all by itself.
Now let's take this information and format it as columns. Staying right on the Page Layout tab, I'll go to Columns and let's do two. Looks good. Looks good. We have one, two, and three, and then we have a note underneath about item number three. If we wanted to force this not up to the top of the next column, we can click before the word note, go to Breaks, and we'll do a column break. Okay, so that forced it all the way up to the top.
On the exam, if you're asked to insert a column break that's exactly how you're gonna do it. Now if we scroll down to our "Fun Things to Do in California", I'll go down and check and see that I'm in section six. Totally separate section. What I want to do is change the orientation for section six to landscape, that's kind of a fun thing to do. So, I'll just go up to Orientation and choose Landscape. Notice that the page above is in portrait and everything in section six is now in landscape view.
Prior to watching this video, you were probably familiar with page breaks, but you might not have known how cool it is to work with the section breaks, and how much you can manipulate your document, your margins, your layout, and your columns just by inserting section breaks. Section breaks will probably be covered on your MOS exam so make sure that you really understand the different types of breaks and how to apply them to your document, and you'll do just fine if you encounter any questions on section or page breaks on the MOS exam.
Explore the Microsoft certification program and then walk through all the exam objectives in detail. Learn about sharing and maintaining documents, formatting content, applying page layout and reusable content, including illustrations and graphics, proofreading documents, applying references and hyperlinks, and performing mail merge operations. Get hands-on experience with free downloadable practice files and take the challenges to test your skills. The course wraps with a full-length, 50-minute practice exam.
- Preparing for the exam
- Creating new Word documents
- Protecting and sharing documents
- Formatting content using font and paragraph attributes
- Creating tables and custom bullet characters
- Inserting breaks, headers and footers, and watermarks
- Adding and formatting illustrations, graphics, and SmartArt
- Creating Quick Parts from existing objects
- Proofreading documents and configuring AutoCorrect
- Applying endnotes, footnotes, and hyperlinks
- Setting up and executing a mail merge
- Taking a full-length practice exam