hard page breaksMove to the top of the next page

The hard page break puts the next word at the top of a new page.

WordMac OS WordWordPerfect
hard page breakcontrol + enter2011: shift + enter 2016: cmd + entercontrol + enter

To move text to the next page, use one hard page break, not mul­ti­ple car­riage re­turns. If you use car­riage re­turns, your doc­u­ment will be­come im­pos­si­ble to edit—as soon as you change any­thing be­fore the page break, the text will go out of align­ment. The hard page break guar­an­tees con­sis­tent behavior.

How to insert a hard page break (alternate method)

WordPage LayoutPage Setup panel → BreaksPage or InsertPages panel → Page Break

Mac OS WordInsertBreakPage Break

Word­Per­fectInsertNew Page

by the way
  • Hard page breaks can be built into para­graph styles to en­sure that classes of para­graphs (e.g., ma­jor sec­tion head­ings) al­ways start at the top of a new page. See page break be­fore.

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