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Hope the subject line is clear enough. When I go to insert a continuous break, my document insists on making it a hard page break instead. It's a Word 2007 docx file, A4 page size, two columns throughout. I want a title at the top of the first page that spans the two columns. I've done this dozens of times in the past, my steps being to type the title at the beginning of the document, then proceed as follows:

>Page Layout
>Breaks
>Continuous
Next, I highlight the title and proceed as follows:
>Page Layout
>Columns
>One
Then I go to Paragraph and set the alignment to Centered. But now, my continuous break has turned into a hard page break and the following text doesn't start until page 2. Evidently I've either forgotten a key step, or I've accidentally/erroneously set some sort of configuration that I'm unaware of.
Any assistance greatly appreciated!
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I seem to recall years ago problems with section break types changing by themselves. Doing a google search reveals line numbering could be a culprit eg https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-1ad471d9de39

Can you change the section break type after it changes? Put your cursor somewhere in the section after the section break and go to the Page Setup dialog > Layout > Section Start = Continuous
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Instead of inserting Section breaks, you might try using just Page Layout>Columns>More Columns>One, ensuring the 'Apply to: Selected text' option is chosen. That way, Word will automatically insert the required Section breaks - Continuous, for me.
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Macropod's solution is simple and it works! Thank you both very much for your suggestions. I truly appreciate it.
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