Microsoft KB Archive/40750
Search and Replace Page and Section Breaks
PSS ID Number: Q40750 Article last modified on 03-07-1997
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- == Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0 ==
In Microsoft Word, if the Change command (on the Utilities menu in Word 4.00; Search menu in Word 3.0x) is used to replace a page break with a section break, a page break will appear instead of a section break. This problem occurs because both section breaks and page breaks have the same ASCII value (12); they also share the same special search code (^d). To replace a page break with a section break, do the following:
- Highlight the section break.
- From the Edit menu, choose Copy. Word copies the section break into the Clipboard.
- From the Utilities menu, choose Change (in Word 3.0x, Change is on the Search menu).
- In the Find What box, type “^12” (press SHIFT+6, then type “12” without the quotation marks) or “^d” (press SHIFT+6, then type lowercase “d” without the quotation marks). These characters will cause Word to find all page breaks and section breaks occurring in the document.
- In the Change To box, type “^c” (without the quotation marks). This special code stands for the contents of the Clipboard, which in this case is the section break.
- Click the Change All button to replace all occurrences of page breaks (and existing section breaks) with section breaks.
To find the ASCII value of a character in Word, do the following:
- Highlight the character.
- Press COMMAND+OPTION+Q. The code appears in the lower-left corner of the screen.
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