Page, Paragraph, Line, and Column Breaks in MS Word

Page, paragraph, line and column break in ms word
Page, Paragraph, Line, and Column Breaks in MS-Word​

In this article, you will learn a very important topic related to paragraph formattings,  such as a Page Break, Paragraph Break, Line Break, and Column Break in the word document.

Page Break in MS-Word:

How to Break a Page in MS Word
Break a Page in MS Word

Page breaks mean to start a new page or add a new page to the next from the current page (Also you can move the paragraphs to the next page from the current page). 

Steps to follow in Breaking a Page:

  1. To break the page of any content and move to the next page, you have to click at the beginning of the relevant content, or click on that page to add another page under a page.
  2. Then strike (press) the Ctrl + Enter.

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + Enter

Paragraph Break in MS-Word:

Split one Paragraph into two paragraphs is called the Paragraph Break.

Paragraph Break in MS Word
Paragraph Break in MS Word
  1. Keep some text you want
  2. Position the cursor at the beginning of the line in a paragraph that you want to break
  3. Then strike (press) the Enter key.
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Keyboard Shortcut: Enter.

Break a Paragraph in MS Word
Break a Paragraph in MS Word

Line Break in MS-Word:

Line Break Breaks one line of the paragraph into two lines in the word document.

Line Break in Microsoft Word

Steps to follow in Breaking a Line:

  1. Keep some text you want
  2. Position the cursor at the beginning of a line in a paragraph that you want to break
  3. Then strike (press) the Shift + Enter.

Keyboard Shortcut: Shift + Enter.

Break a Line in Word

Column Break in MS-Word:

Column Break in MS-Word: Breaks a column from the current left position to the right. To break a column, you should split the text into two, three, left, or right columns.

Split Text in Columns in Word
Set columns
  • Steps to follow in Breaking a Column:
  • Keep some text you want
  • Change the text/paragraph into 2 or more columns. 
  • To change the paragraph into the column. Go to the Layout tab, click on the column, then select one of the column options.
Positioning a Cursor
Cursor Position
  • Now, position the cursor at the beginning of the line in the left column that you want to break
  • Then strike (press) the Shift + Ctrl + Enter.
  • Keyboard Shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + Enter.
Column Breaks in MS Word
Column Break

Watch the Video Tutorial on Page, Paragraph, Line and Columns Breaks in MS-Word:

Page, Paragraph, Line, and Column Breaks in MS-Word

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Paragraph Break in MS Word?

Split one Paragraph into two or more than two paragraphs in a word document are called Paragraph Break.

What is a Line or Sentence Break in MS Word?

Breaks one line of the paragraph into two or more than two lines or Sentence in the word document is called Line Break.

What is the shortcut for Page Break in MS Word?

To start a new page from the current position or Move a Paragraph from the current page to the next page, Strike the Ctrl + Enter

What is the shortcut for Paragraph Break in MS Word?

To split one Paragraph into two or more than two paragraphs, Strike the Enter Key.

What is the shortcut for Line or Sentence Break in MS Word?

To break one line of the paragraph into two or more than two lines or Sentences in the word document, Strike the Shift + Enter.

What is the shortcut for Column Break in MS Word?

To break any column from the current left column position to the right. Strike the Shift Ctrl + Enter.