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I have a Word document with a few short sections (say two or three on each document page). Each section has 1 or + paragraphs and is separated from the others by a continuous section break.

I want to edit the space after the section break. How can I do that? I've googled "custom space after continuous section break" and, surprisingly, I couldn't find much.

A standard section break adds too much white space, a continuous section break does the job but I'd like to to add more breathing space between each section.

  • You need to adjust the formatting of the item following the continuous section break. For example, if it is a paragraph then increase the space before. – DavidPostill May 24 '16 at 11:06
  • @DavidPostill Thanks David. The problem with this solution is that sections 2 and 3 are ok but I have a weird gap at the beginning of the doc before section 1 and every time the previous section ends at the bottom of the page. – Barbara May 24 '16 at 12:21
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    You need to adjust the formatting of the item before the first continuous section break. For example, if it is a paragraph then decrease the space after. – DavidPostill May 24 '16 at 12:24
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View tab -- select Draft mode

This lets you see the section breaks. You can now select it and format as you would text or anything else. Modify the Paragraph settings to add additional space after should do what you are wanting.

Set up a new style for section breaks if you need this in a number of different places.

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