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Word 2013 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki

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CHAPTER 16

Setting Up the Document with Sections, Headers/Footers, and Columns

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Adjusting basic page setup
  • Working with section breaks and section formatting
  • Understanding the header/footer layer
  • Navigating and designing headers and footers
  • Including page numbers
  • Creating and changing columns

This chapter examines some concepts that might be a bit challenging if you're new to Word, perhaps even if you're not new to Word. Grasping these concepts, however, enables you to organize and vary the overall setup in your documents as needed.

The chapter starts out by identifying how to use basic Page Setup choices. From there, you learn how to use section breaks to change the page setup as needed for different parts of the document. Next, you learn how to add a header or footer to identify document or section contents and number pages. Finally, the chapter shows you how to use columns to make text more readable in common publications such as newsletters.

Changing Basic Page Setup

The Page Setup group on the Page Layout tab of the Ribbon offers the key settings you might need to change when determining the overall layout of a document. In a basic document without section breaks, most of the Page Setup group choices apply to the entire document. Once you start adding section breaks, as described later in the chapter, you can adjust the Page Setup choices within each individual section as needed.

Using the Page Setup dialog box

Unlike some other features in Word 2013 where ...

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