If you’ve ever needed to add a new page to a document, and done it by pressing the Enter key to create a bunch of new lines until you got to the next page, then you may have discovered that it can eventually lead to problems if you edit the document in the future.
These line breaks are technically content inside the document, and many formatting adjustments, or deletion of some of those line breaks, can lead to situations where you have large gaps in your document, and content starting at the end of a page when it should be on a new page.
One way around this is to use page breaks in Google Docs. This allows you to insert a break at any point in your document that will force content after the break to start on the next page.
How to Insert a Page Break in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Edge or Firefox.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the Docs file to which you wish to add a page break.
Step 2: Click at the point in the document where you wish to start a new page.
Step 3: Select the Insert tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Hover over the Break option, then click Page break.
Does your school or organization require page numbers? Find out how to add page numbers in Google Docs that will automatically update when something changes the number of pages in your document.
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