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I'd like to stop MS Word from breaking paragraphs across page breaks.

I know I can do this for individual paragraphs by selecting them and setting "Keep Lines Together" in the paragraph settings, but how can I make this happen for all paragraphs?

I have tried selecting "Make Default" for this document but it doesn't seem to have any effect at all, not even on the currently selected paragraph.

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You'll need to modify the "Normal" or "Default" style. You can open the Styles menu by typing Alt+Ctrl+Shift+S (so I'm told). After doing so, you might need to apply the update to the pre-existing text.

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+1 for that nasty but useful four-keystrokes keyboard shortcut. – TheBlastOne Feb 6 '13 at 10:44
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for anyone else with same problem: once the styles menu is open, select the manage styles button, then select the relevant style (normal here) and click modify. Then select format->Paragraph. – Toby Feb 6 '13 at 11:21

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