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Office 2013 In Depth by Joe Habraken

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Understanding Sections

Most of the documents that we create (the smaller, less complex documents) typically consist of one section. The page layout attributes such as margins, page orientation, number of columns, and even headers and footers are the same for the entire document. More complex documents can be more challenging in terms of page layout settings; think of a report that has a cover page, a table of contents, the body text of the report, and then a bibliography.

Each of these different parts or sections in this complex document might require different page layout attributes than the other document sections. In Word, a section is designed to meet the different page layouts in a single, complex document. Each section in a document is ...

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