How to separate pages in Google Docs.

Discover the easy steps for separating pages within a Google document by creating page breaks.

Page breaks are an easy way to separate pages within an online document. With this simple tool, you can determine where one page ends and the next one begins. It’s especially useful if you need to format your document in a certain way — such as for business or other official documentation — or if you just want a more organized file.

3 steps to separate pages in Google Docs.

Separating pages within an online document can create a clean and easy-to-read format. To accomplish this, you'll first need to create a page break at the point where you want the new page to begin. Start by opening your desired file in Google Docs and follow the steps below.

  1. From the dropdown, select File > Open and locate your document.
  2. Navigate to where you want to create the page break and position your cursor there — usually at the start of a new topic, header, or paragraph.
  3. From the dropdown, select Insert > Break > Page break. This separates the point of your selected text into a new page.

Keep in mind that separating pages in Google Docs works best with text-based documents. For PDFs, simply pop your file into a PDF splitter to separate or extract pages.

Once you get the hang of it, page breaks come in handy in numerous ways. For example, use it to separate pages when introducing a new topic in a work document. The avid cook can keep individual recipes separate to prevent an overlap of instructions and possible kitchen mishaps. And it’s also a great way to organize travel itineraries or family documents.

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