I have a Microsoft Word document with many section breaks, most of which are of the “Next Page” variety. On the last page I have a continuous section break. If I try to remove this continuous break, it then changes the previous section break into a continuous one. If I delete that one, it does the same to the previous one! How can I stop it from doing that?
Go to "View", select option "Draft" view, then it shows where you have "Section Break (Next Page)" - if your document does not have that then it will continue showing the same section, even if you select "Insert/page break". I think sometimes this function Insert/page break" gets stuck and keeps inserting "section break" instead of "page break". I'Draft' view you can delete the "section break" and add "page break". This is the only thing that worked for me, and I started having these issues with MS 365, but not in prior versions.
MS-Word solution has been there all along. Why it's buried here????
- Click inside the section you want to changed, i.e. BELOW the marker for the section break you want to change.
- Go to the Page Layout tab.
- Click the Launch icon dialog launcher at the bottom right of the Page Setup group to open the Page Setup dialog box. (little box with arrow)
- Select the Layout tab.
- Select the type of section break from the Section Start list, then click OK. The section changes immediately.
Here’s what I do. Start on your last page. Take out the continuous Section break (csb). Insert Next Page break in its place. Back up to the next CSB And repeat this, working from the back page to the first page. I NEVER use CSB’s because of the issues you described. Note: you will have to go into each footer in each section and turn off the connection to previous footer if you want the footer to be different. The only time I would use a CSB is when using columns.