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When I saved a document to PDF found blank pages where none appeared in Word document. Had section break between one blank page and text page, but in PDF there are three blank pages. PDF program is the one included with Word.
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Layout changes when changing formats occur because of the optimisations required for the different formats. In this case, the changes are most likely due to the use of manual page breaks and/or the excessive use of empty paragraphs to force content to the next page.
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I have discovered the blank pages show up in Word, though not in the document when I’m looking at it on the screen. If I try to print, however, there are the unwanted blank pages. So obviously the problem is not connected to the PDF format. You mentioned too many empty paragraphs used to push text to the next page as a possible explanation for the blank pages. I assume empty paragraphs are represented by hard returns? I do have seven lines of hard returns on an earlier page, because I need to have the rest of that section on the following page. Placing a page break after the text on the first page rather than the hard returns is no help because the text from the following page scoots up and I have to use hard returns anyway, to get it down to the next page. Is this really likely to be the problem, or could it be something else?
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Format the paragraph you want to be on a new page with Page Break Before paragraph formatting?

Empty paragraphs (and manual page breaks) make editing more difficult.
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I have discovered the blank pages show up in Word, though not in the document when Iím looking at it on the screen. If I try to print, however, there are the unwanted blank pages.
In that case, the blank pages may be due to the use of odd-page and/or even-page Section breaks or field coding such as that described in: https://www.msofficeforums.com/word/...html#post70481
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