Tech Tuesday: Formatting Fairy Series, Part 9

Each Tuesday, pleasureinlearning brings you Tech Tuesday.  Come back each week for more ways to become efficient and effective in your use of technology. 


This article is part of a multi-part visit from the Formatting Fairy.  Read on to see how to exorcise those Formatting Demons.  Comment and tell us about your Formatting Demons.

Have you ever needed different formatting (like page numbering, margins, or page orientation) in different parts of a document?  I think the most common example for us in academia is when you write and format your thesis/dissertation/academic papers.  Usually, the front matter requires small Roman numerals (I, ii, iii,…) for page numbers and the body requires regular page numbers.

The best way to handle this is to divide your document into sections.  Each section is permitted to have its own page formatting. To begin a new section, simply insert a section break.  With that done, you can have different page formatting in different sections.

Section Break



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