FAQ - Word 97- 2000- How to keep a complete paragraph on one page

Problem:

How can I keep my paragraph on the same page?

Solution:

When text reaches the end of the page, Word automatically continues it on the next page. But sometimes you want to keep paragraphs together, keep lines together, or control the first or last lines of a paragraph on one page. For example, a paragraph might lose effectiveness if it were broken up, or if only one line of the paragraph appeared at the beginning of the next page. In those instances, you can select options in Word that keep paragraph text together.

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to keep together on a page.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
  3. There are several options here that can be selected as required. These options are described below:
    • Widow/Orphan Control: Prevents Word from printing the last line of a paragraph by itself at the top of a page or the first line of a paragraph by itself at the bottom of a page.
    • Keep lines together: Prevents a page break within a paragraph.
    • Keep with next: Prevents a page break between the selected paragraph and the following paragraph.
    • Page break before: Inserts a manual page break before the selected paragraph.

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Category: Software     Platform: All Windows
Document #: 283     Author: Huma Rizvi    
Last Modified by: Cynthia Senicka on 05/05/2008