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Old 09-22-2013, 12:43 PM
dra_gon dra_gon is offline How do I set "insert page break after" as a style formatting feature? Mac OS X How do I set "insert page break after" as a style formatting feature? Office for Mac 2011
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Hi all,

I'm formatting a large document in Word (Office for Mac 2011) and have a question about page breaks.

In formatting paragraph styles, there's the option to "insert page break before".

But how do I set "insert page break after" as a style feature? Can't find the option anywhere.

Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:09 PM
fumei fumei is offline How do I set "insert page break after" as a style formatting feature? Windows 7 64bit How do I set "insert page break after" as a style formatting feature? Office XP
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Sorry no can do. Styles reflect current and previous states. They are not forward looking. The document model makes an assumption the next paragraph is the SAME style.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:18 PM
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Thanks fumei -

I understand your point but in fact it is possible to set "style for following paragraph" as a feature. In that way Word seems to know what's coming up next and can forward-format.

Well if you have any further advice - basically I have parts of text in a long document that I want to stand alone on one page. I have created a style for this special paragraphs and enabled "page break before", but for now I have to manually add a page break after each of these sections. Just wondering if there's a workaround.
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Well yes you can set a style for the following, but the DEFAULT is to use the same. However, this is still not forward looking for the style format in question. It simply states what style to use, but says nothing about what the settings are for that style.

However, you could use your special paragraph (with the page break before) follow with another special style that ALSO does a page break before. Thus the text will have breaks before and after.

Again, AFAIK there is no setting for a following break (within a style), for the reasons stated. Otherwise using the Enter key to go to a new paragraph (even using the same style) would ALWAYS make a page break. This would be very very unusual typography.

For that reason if you DID use a following style with another page break before, you would be limited to one paragraph per page.

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Hmm, I would say that the settings in each particular style are the default. What Word assumes when you initially create a style is not really relevant.

The problem here is that "Page break after" simply isn't supported. I can certainly see that it would be useful at times.
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You could write a macro to scan the document and set a page break before for each paragraph following your style. The code below is probably not the most elegant but would do the job.

Sub myPageBreakAfter()

Dim myParagraph As Paragraph
Dim LastParaIsMyStyle As Boolean

LastParaIsMyStyle = False

For Each myParagraph In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
If LastParaIsMyStyle Then
myParagraph.PageBreakBefore = True
End If

If myParagraph.Style = "mySpecialStyleName" Then
LastParaIsMyStyle = True
Else
LastParaIsMyStyle = False
End If
End Sub
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Hi all,

I'm formatting a large document in Word (Office for Mac 2011) and have a question about page breaks.

In formatting paragraph styles, there's the option to "insert page break before".

But how do I set "insert page break after" as a style feature? Can't find the option anywhere.

Thanks.
I had the same problem. Here is my work around. Paragraph 1 is of style "Matts 1". It has paragraph attribute "Next paragraph style" = "Matts 2". Matts 2 is set up for "Page break before", font size = 1pt, "Next paragraph style" = "Normal" or whatever. This has the effect of giving you a page break after the "Matts 1" style paragraph. You wouldn't enter any text in the "Matts 2" style paragraph.
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I had the same problem. Here is my work around. Paragraph 1 is of style "Matts 1". It has paragraph attribute "Next paragraph style" = "Matts 2". Matts 2 is set up for "Page break before", font size = 1pt, "Next paragraph style" = "Normal" or whatever. This has the effect of giving you a page break after the "Matts 1" style paragraph. You wouldn't enter any text in the "Matts 2" style paragraph.
You could also have the "Matts 2" style have the same formatting characteristics as the normal style (or, in my case, the Body Text style).
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