Word – Bottom paragraph shifts to next page in Word 2010/2013

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I have a doc with 1-inch margins. MS Word 2010/2013.

When I type a paragraph (e.g. 10 lines) in the bottom of a page (there is no room for all the 10 lines in the bottom), Word moves the whole paragraph to a next page. But I see, that some lines of the paragraph can stay on the previous page, and the others can be moved to the next page. So, Word doesn't split the paragraph but moves it to the next page. As a result, I have not the 1-inch bottom margin but more.

How to teach Word to split paragraphs and prevent gaps in the bottom of pages?

Best Answer

There are two ways to do it:

  1. Simply insert a page break where you want to split the paragraph (Insert tab -> Page break)
  2. Select the paragraph, click on Paragraph in the Home tab, go in the Line and Page Breaks tab and uncheck Keep lines together
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