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In Microsoft Word, if the insertion point is positioned on an odd page andyou insert an odd-page section break, a blank page will be generated afterthe section break. Similarly, if the insertion point is positioned on aneven page and you insert an even-page section break, a blank page will begenerated after the section break. This behavior occurs because Word forWindows cannot position two odd or two even pages in a row; therefore, itinserts an even or odd page between the pages.
NOTE: These blank pages do not contain headers or footers.
If you insert an odd-page or even-page section break when theinsertion point is positioned on an odd/even page, respectively, theresulting blank page will not contain a header or footer. Page numberinformation about the blank page will be displayed in the status bar,and the page will appear as a blank page in print preview; however,you cannot position the insertion point on the blank page in thedocument.
To place a header or footer on this blank page, insert a manual pagebreak before the section break.
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