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Old 10-09-2020, 05:45 PM
Swarup Swarup is offline Next Page Section Break somehow changed to Cont. Section Break; each time fix spreads to prev chap Windows 10 Next Page Section Break somehow changed to Cont. Section Break; each time fix spreads to prev chap Office 2019
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Out of 19 chapters in the file I am working on, I found that at the end of the 15th one today, somehow it had become a "continuous" rather than a "next page" section break, as a result of which the chapter heading for Chapter 16 had moved up onto the last page of Chapter 15. I thought ok no big deal, I'll just remove the continuous section break and put back the "next page" section break. It worked fine, but then I found to my dismay that the section break at the end of chapter 14 had now become a continuous section break. So I removed it and replaced it with a next page section break. But by so doing, the section break at the end of chapter 13 had now become a continuous section break. Why is this spreading like a cancer from one chapter to the previous one every time I fix it? And when it happens, it ruins my footers as well, turning the x of y page into chaos and renaming the chapter in the footer to that of a later chapter.
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An unfortunate side-effect of deleting ‘Continuous’ Section breaks in Word is that they tend to cause the preceding ‘Next Page’ Section break to be converted to a ‘Continuous’ Section break. A workaround is to insert ‘Next Page’ Section breaks both sides of the ‘Continuous’ Section break, then select all three breaks and delete them together. The following macro automates the process:
Code:
Sub DelContBrk()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim Rng As Range
With Selection.Sections.First
  Set Rng = .Range.Characters.Last
    With Rng
      .InsertBreak Type:=wdSectionBreakNextPage
      .Start = .Start - 1
      .End = .End + 1
      .Characters.Last.Next.InsertBreak Type:=wdSectionBreakNextPage
      .End = .End + 1
      .Text = vbNullString
    End With
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Thank you for this information. That should take care of the problem.
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