Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Inserting a Break with a Macro.

Inserting a Break with a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 19, 2013)

You know how to insert breaks in your text manually, but you can also do the same thing under control of your macro. The InsertBreak method inserts any type of break in your document. The syntax is:

Selection.InsertBreak Type:=BreakValue

where BreakValue is one of the following values:

BreakValue Result
wdPageBreak Page break
wdColumnBreak Column break
wdSectionBreakNextPage Next-page section break
wdSectionBreakContinuous Continuous section break
wdSectionBreakEvenPage Even-page section break
wdSectionBreakOddPage Odd-page section break
wdLineBreak Line break

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12689) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Inserting a Break with a Macro.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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