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Microsoft KB Archive/249906

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Article ID: 249906

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q249906


SUMMARY

This article contains macro code samples that demonstrate the use of the following WordBasic statements or functions:

  • Inserting section breaks
  • Inserting page breaks
  • Inserting column breaks

To illustrate the following macro samples, create a sample Word document containing three or more paragraphs of text.

MORE INFORMATION

Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements.
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles


To Insert a Section Break

Use the following macro sample to insert a continuous section break at the location of the insertion point:

Sub InsertContinuousBreak()
   Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdSectionBreakContinuous
End Sub
                

Use the following macro sample to insert a continuous section break before and after the second paragraph of your Word document and then change the left and right margins of the new section:

Sub InsertContinuousBreaks()
   With ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range
      .Collapse direction:=wdCollapseEnd
      .InsertBreak Type:=wdSectionBreakContinuous
        
      With ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range
         .Collapse direction:=wdCollapseStart
         .InsertBreak Type:=wdSectionBreakContinuous
      End With
        
   ActiveDocument.Sections(2).PageSetup.LeftMargin = 180
   ActiveDocument.Sections(2).PageSetup.RightMargin = 180

   End With
End Sub
                

To Insert a Page Break

Use the following macro sample to insert a page break at the location of the insertion point:

Sub InsertPageBreak()
   Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak
End Sub
                

Use the following macro sample to insert a page break after the second paragraph of your Word document:

Sub InsertPageBreak()
   With ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range
      .Collapse direction:=wdCollapseEnd
      .InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak
   End With
End Sub
                

To Insert a Column Break

Use the following macro sample to insert a column break at the location of the insertion point:

Sub InsertColumnBreak()
   Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak
End Sub
                

Use the following macro sample to format your Word document as three columns and then to insert a column break before and after the second paragraph of your Word document. The macro then leaves the second paragraph in the second column of the document:

Sub InsertColumnBreaks()

   If ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial <> wdPaneNone Then
      ActiveWindow.Panes(2).Close
   End If
   If ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type <> wdPageView Then
      ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = wdPageView
   End If
   With ActiveDocument.PageSetup.TextColumns
      .SetCount NumColumns:=3
   End With

   With ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range
      .Collapse direction:=wdCollapseEnd
      .InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak
        
      With ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range
         .Collapse direction:=wdCollapseStart
         .InsertBreak Type:=wdColumnBreak
      End With
        
   End With
End Sub
                

For more information about the InsertBreak method, from the Visual Basic Editor, click Contents and Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in Word Help, type the following text

insertbreak


and then double-click the selected text to go to the "InsertBreak Method" topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.



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