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How to remove a section break in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can add section breaks to your document if you want to divide it into sections or chapters so you can easily make formatting changes. For example, you might want to have different headers and footers or margin specifications.

However, if you are editing your document and realize you do not need a section break, there is a way to delete it. Unfortunately, doing this means that the content before and after the section break will be combined.

Below is a quick guide to removing a section break in a document.

  • Open your Word document.
  • On the ribbon, click the ‘Home’ tab.
  • Under the paragraph section, select the ‘Show/Hide’ option.
  • Now, the section breaks in your document are clearly shown.
  • Go to the section break you want to remove.
  • Position the cursor right before the section break in question. Alternatively, you can double-click the section break to select it.
  • Press ‘Delete.’ Ensure to press ‘Delete,’ not the ‘Backspace’ key on your keyboard, as it will not achieve the same result.
  • The section break will be deleted from your document.

Are you tired of having too many tabs and documents open because you are doing a group project?

You do not know which document you worked on most recently. You are wasting time re-typing all your work, copying and pasting . With group projects, a groupmate might reformat your paper into a format that probably cannot open on your phone or laptop. All these barriers are very exhausting.

Simul Docs is the solution for you.

The first step is downloading Simul Docs then you can get started.

After writing your first draft in Microsoft Word, upload it to Simul Docs. This will automatically make it the first version. Now, another colleague can open it and make their edits. This will create another version different from the first.

Whenever another person opens a version and makes edits, a new version is created with the latest changes.

Sometimes, you might be in a rush and forget to turn on tracked changes so your modifications can be updated. You have nothing to worry about. Simul Docs automatically records these edits regardless of your online or offline status.

Since it is a collaboration, a bonus feature is the ability to add comments to the document. If you want a colleague to review the changes by a specific time, or any other instructions, you can let them know in the comment section. Later on, these comments can be removed after your groupmates have seen and executed the instructions.

Additionally, you and your groupmates can work on the document at the same time. There’s no need to sit around waiting for someone else to make edits. You might do your part in time, and the last person ends up costing the group credit because they work slowly. You can save time by working on a document at once, and Simul Docs keeps each version separately.

Let us say another co-worker is supposed to include their input, but they do not have Simul Docs. Maybe they are not tech-savvy. All you have to do is download the document or forward it by email. Alternatively, you can upload it to any storage software like one drive, and once their changes have been made, they can forward it to you once again, and you can open it in Simul Docs.

Once all the necessary edits have been made, you can save the final version containing all the modifications with one click.

Assuming you are editing your final draft and realise that a section you edited out of an earlier version is actually important, there is no need to fret. Simul Docs keeps all versions of a document. An older version is not automatically deleted when it is updated. All your versions are accessible on demand. With Simul, if you want to go through each version or compare different versions to see the changes that have been made, you can.

As you can see, with Simul Docs, you do not need many documents open to work on a single assignment or have to be in the exact location as your groupmates.

You and your groupmates can work on the same document from the comfort of your homes or workplaces.

Simul is the most convenient collaborative tool yet. Centralising your written project avoids mishaps like losing your work or losing its original format.

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