How To Prevent Straggling Headings In Word

Straggling Headings

Sometimes, there are paragraphs that naturally belong with another paragraph. For instance, section headings belong with the paragraphs that follow them, a signature line belongs with the explanation line that may be after it, and a figure belongs with the caption that may follow it. Fortunately, Word makes it very easy to keep certain paragraph pairings together.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Place your cursor in the first paragraph of the pair you want to keep together
  2. Make sure the Home of your Ribbon is displayed
  3. Click the small icon at the bottom right-hand side of the Paragraph group to display the dialog box
  4. Click the Line and Page Breaks tab

  1. Be certain the Keep with Next check box is selected
  2. Click on OK

That’s all there is to it! No more stragglers for your documents!

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