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After you insert an odd page section break or an even page section break, a new blank page may appear in print preview and when you print the document.
In addition, you may notice the following problems:
This functionality is by design in Microsoft Word. When you insert an odd page section break on an odd-numbered page, or an even page section break on an even-numbered page, Word cannot move the following text to the next physical page. Instead, Word moves the text following the section break to the next appropriate odd page or even page of the document. To do this, Word has to insert a blank page after the section break.
NOTE: The blank page that is inserted contains no header or footer. In addition, it may appear that you cannot type text on the blank page.
To prevent the blank page from occurring when you view the document in print preview, to allow the page numbers to be printed correctly for each page, and to use the page for additional text in the document, use one of the following methods:
Method 1: Type Text or Press ENTEROn the page that precedes the odd section break or even section break, move the insertion point to the end of the text on that page. Then type additional text to fill out that page, and continue onto the blank page. Or, press ENTER until the insertion point is on the blank page. Then type the additional text that you want on the page.
Method 2: Insert a Page BreakInsert a page break immediately before the odd page section break or even page section break. To do this, follow these steps:
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/68618/ )No header or footer on even page
Article ID: 265026 - Last Review: August 14, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
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