In Word 2010, formatting is applied mostly to paragraphs or sections of your documents. Below I have made a listing of formatting that can be applied to paragraphs and sections.
In Word 2010, Page layout is applied to your document section by section. When you want to change the page layout, you have insert a Next Page section break to do that. You insert your section break on the page prior to where you would like to change your formatting.
Alternatively, if you do not want to change your page layout anyplace in your document, you do not need to insert a section break. All you do is apply your formatting to paragraphs or your entire document if you like.
So if you want to:
- Change your margins anyplace within your document;
- Change your page orientation within your document;
- Want to restart your footnotes in different chapters;
- Need to restart your page numbering;
- Need to change your page numbering from Arabic to Roman Numerals within your document;
- Need to have different headers & footers in your document;
You will need to insert a Next Page section break!
|Paragraph Formatting||Section Formatting (Page Layout)|
|Alignment (Justification||Margins (page margins)|
|Indentation – Left & Right||Headers and footers (especially multiples)|
|Indentation – First Line and Hanging Indents||Page orientation – portrait or landscape|
|Spacing Before and After||Columns (i.e., mixed with regular text on the same page)|
|Line Spacing||Page numbering|
|Widow & Orphan||Page borders|
|Keep with next (paragraph)|
|Page break before|
You can create a page break by either clicking the Page Layout tab on your Ribbon or the key combination shortcut of Alt + P + B.