A section break is useful when you want to change the formatting in word. It is easy to insert a section break to start a new section, but do you know how to quickly remove all section breaks in a long document? Here below are some tips for you on removing all section breaks in word 2007/2010.
Remove one section break manually in Word
This method will guide you to show all paragraph marks and hidden formatting symbols in the Word document, and then manually delete the specified section break easily. See the following steps:
1. Click Home >
2. Place the cursor before the specified section break, and then press the Delete key to remove it. See screenshot:
3. For removing more section breaks, please repeat above Step 2.
One click to remove all (Page/Column/Section) breaks from selection or whole document in Word
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Remove all section breaks with Find and Replace feature in Word
You can also remove all section breaks from current Word document with the Find and Replace feature in Word. Please do as follows:
1. Click Home > Replace (or press Ctrl + H keys simultaneously) to open the Find and Replace dialog box. See screenshot:
2. In the coming Find and Replace dialog box, please (1) type ^b in the Find what box, (2) type nothing in the Replace with box, and then (3) click the Replace All button. See screenshot:
3. A Microsoft Word dialog box pops out and tells you how many section breaks it has deleted. Please click the OK button to close it.
4. Close the Find and Replace dialog box.
So far, all section breaks have been removed from current document already.
Remove all section breaks using VBA
Apart from above Find and Replace feature, you can also quickly remove all section breaks from current document with VBA in Word. Please do as follows:
1. Press Alt + F11 keys together to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window;
2. Click Insert > Module, and then paste the following VBA codes in the new module window.
VBA: remove all section breaks in Word
3. Then click Run button or press F5 key to run the code. And then the section breaks will be removed in bulk at once.
Remove all section breaks with Kutools for Word
If you have Kutools for Word installed, you can quickly remove all section breaks from current document in bulk with only one click by its Remove Section Breaks feature. Please do as follows:
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Click Kutools > Breaks > Remove Section Breaks. See screenshot:
And then a dialog box comes out to ask for your reconfirming, Please click the Yes button to go ahead.
Now all section breaks are deleted from current document in bulk immediately.
Note: This Remove Section Breaks feature also supports to delete all section breaks from selection: (1) select the part where you will remove section breaks, and (2) click Kutools > Breaks > Remove Section Breaks.
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Why can't I delete section break in Word Mac?
Remove Section and Page Breaks in Word on Mac Click and drag your cursor over the break that you'd like to remove to select it. Selected breaks are highlighted in blue. Next, simply press Delete on your keyboard. The selected break will now be removed.
How do I remove all section breaks in Word for Mac?
Go to Home, and select Show all nonprinting characters. Select the section break and then press Delete.
How can I remove a section break in Word?
Removing a section break To delete a break: If necessary, click the Home tab and then click Show/Hide ¶ in the Paragraph group. Double-click the break to select it or drag over it. Press Backspace or Delete to delete the break.
Where is section break in Word on Mac?
Go to Layout > Breaks, and then choose the type of section break you want. Next Page Starts the new section on the following page. Continuous Starts the new section on the same page. This section break is particularly useful for documents that have columns.