How do you modify a Microsoft Word style so it always starts on a new page? This is a very common formatting technique especially for chapter titles in books.
In this tutorial we are going to make Heading 1 always start on a new page. To follow along, create a sample document with two or three instances of Heading 1 each followed by a few paragraphs of text.
Modifying the heading style
Note: It is easier to work on styles if the styles pane is open. To open it, click the Home tab, then click the launcher icon in the Styles group.
In your document, place your cursor within any of the instances of Heading 1, then follow these steps:
- In the Styles pane, click the down arrow next to Heading 1, then select Modify.The Modify Style dialog opens.
- Click Format, then select Paragraph.
- In the Paragraph dialog box, click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
- Select Page break before, then click OK.
- Click OK.
Each instance of Heading 1 will now start on a new page. You may have to remove manual line and page breaks if you used them for adding extra space before your headings.
By the way, you can use this formatting technique for any style, not just headings.