Microsoft Word provides many tools that allow you to format the text that you have added to a document. But it also includes some formatting options for the document itself. This can range from things like columns, to other features like section breaks.
A section break in a Word document lets you split up your document into separate parts, which you can then format without affecting the rest of the document. A common use for this is to change the orientation for a single page of your document, while leaving the rest of the document in the current orientation.
But if you have previously created a section break that you no longer need, or if you are editing someone else’s document and wish to remove one of the section breaks they’ve added, then our guide below will show you how.
How to Delete a Section Break in Microsoft Word
The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application, but will also work in most other recent versions of Word. The first section of this article provides a quick overview of how to remove a Word section break, but you can continue scrolling to see the full guide with pictures, or you can click here to jump to that section.
How to Delete a Section Break in Word
Learn how to locate a section break in a Word document and delete that break if you no longer wish to include it in your document.