How can I remove a section break in Microsoft Word?

Section breaks can be useful for formatting documents in Microsoft Word, but they can also cause layout issues or interfere with the flow of your text. If you need to remove a section break, follow these step-by-step instructions to do so:

Step 1: Open your Word document

Open the Word document that contains the section break you want to remove.

Step 2: Display formatting marks

In order to see the section breaks in your document, you need to display the formatting marks. To do this, go to the “Home” tab in the Ribbon and click on the “Show/Hide ¶” button. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut key “Ctrl + Shift + 8”.

Step 3: Locate the section break

Scroll through your document and locate the section break you want to remove. It will be represented by a symbol that looks like “§” or a dotted line across the page.

Step 4: Select the section break

Click and drag your mouse to select the section break symbol. Alternatively, you can place the cursor just before the section break and press the “Delete” key on your keyboard to select and delete it.

Step 5: Delete the section break

With the section break selected, press the “Delete” key on your keyboard to remove it. The text and formatting from the sections before and after the break will now merge into one continuous section.

Step 6: Verify the removal

Scroll through your document to ensure that the section break has been successfully removed and that the layout looks as desired. Make any necessary adjustments, such as adjusting page breaks or applying new formatting, if needed.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed a section break from your Microsoft Word document. Remember to save your changes to preserve the updated formatting.

Note: Removing a section break may cause the layout of your document to shift, so it’s important to review and adjust the formatting as needed to maintain the desired appearance of your document.

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