How To Keep Paragraphs On Same Page In Word

Paragraph On Same Page

For some types of documents you may not wish your paragraphs to smoothly flow from one page to the next. Rather, you may want to make sure that any given paragraph appears all on one page or another. Many times this is the case in legal and academic documents.

Word includes a formatting feature that will allow you to ensure that paragraphs stay together without a page break in the middle of them.

Follow the steps below to learn how to accomplish this:

  1. Select the paragraph or paragraphs you would like affected by the formatting change. If you want the change for a single paragraph , you can simply make sure your cursor is within that paragraph
  2. Make sure the Home tab of the Ribbon is displayed
  3. Click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Paragraph group to display this dialog box:


  1. Make sure the Keep lines together check box is selected
  2. Click OK

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