Page break

Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

A page break or hard page break is a code inserted by a software program (e.g., word processor) telling the printer where to end the current page and begin the next. After inserting the Page Break, a symbol indicating the Page Break is shown, and the cursor is placed on the next page.

Page break in Microsoft Word.


In Microsoft Word, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Enter to insert a page break.


If your printer is starting a new page or printing blank pages where it shouldn't, page breaks may be in the document. To verify the document contains no hidden page breaks, enable formatting marks.

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