Word: How to remove a page break without removing the following heading styleJanuary 12, 2011
Your document uses multi-level numbered Heading styles, many of which are referred to as automated cross-references in other parts of the document (e.g. Section 3.2). However, the author has inserted a hard page breaks immediately before a heading. If you delete the hard page break, the heading becomes normal text and the cross-reference to it gets broken. Unfortunately, you don’t realize this until you update the fields in your document and find you have a whole lot of ‘Error! Reference Source Not found.’ messages.
Force a ‘page break before’ the heading BEFORE you remove the manually inserted page break.
- Place your cursor anywhere in the heading.
- In the Paragraph settings dialog box, go to the Line and Page Breaks tab and select the Page break before check box. Click OK.
- Delete the manually inserted page break.
- Optional: Clear the Page break before check box if you really don’t want this section to start on a new page.
Your heading retains its style and any information used by cross-references that refer to it.