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Insert Break, File Page Setup, and Format Columns Unavailable

Q105812



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, version 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0





SYMPTOMS

In Word version 6.0, the Insert Break, File Page Setup, and Format Columns commands are unavailable if the insertion point is in a frame. Similarly, in Word versions 2.x for Windows, the Insert Break command is unavailable if the insertion point is in a frame.



CAUSE

These commands are unavailable because frames cannot extend beyond a page break and frames cannot contain multiple columns. Many of the features available through File Page Setup and Insert Break will cause page breaks or Next Page section breaks to be inserted. Since frames cannot span a page break, features that create page breaks are disabled when the insertion point is in a frame.



MORE INFORMATION

In Word 2.x, the Format Page Setup and Format Columns commands are available, but if you use these commands while the insertion point is in a frame, Word applies the formatting to the section in which the frame is located. This behavior is somewhat misleading, so Microsoft decided to disable the Insert Break and Format Columns commands in Word 6.0 when the insertion point is in a frame.

Additional query words: 2.0 6.0 word6 winword macword ntword wordnt change frames grey greyed gray grayed dim dimmed disabled

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