How to put each Heading 1 on the new page

Word 365
If you need to put each Heading 1 at the beginning of a new page, you can customize the existing Heading 1 style or create a new Heading style to put page breaks before the heading. Microsoft Word automatically inserts page breaks for such style.
Heading 1 on the new page in Word 2016

See also how to start a new part of a document on an odd page.

To add the page breaks into the existing style Heading 1, do the following:

   1.   To open the Modify Style dialog, do one of the following:

  • On the Home tab, in the Styles group, right-click on the Heading 1 style and choose Modify... in the popup menu:
    Modify Heading 1 in the Styles Gallery Word 2016
  • On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click the dialog box launcher:
    Styles Gallery in Word 2016

    On the Styles pane, right-click on the Heading 1 style and choose Modify... in the popup menu:

    Modify Heading 1 in the Styles pane Word 2016

   2.   In the Modify Style dialog box, click the Format button and then choose Paragraph...:

Modify Style dialog box in Word 2016

   3.   In the Paragraph dialog box, on the Line and Page Breaks tab, select the Page break before option:

Paragraph dialog box in Word 2016

   4.   Click OK twice.

After saving the style, all paragraphs with the style Heading 1 in the current document will start from a new page.

To create a new style that will start from on a new page, do the following:

   1.   On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click the dialog box launcher:

Styles Gallery in Word 2016

   2.   On the Styles pane, click the New Style button:

Styles pane Word 2016

   3.   In the Create New Style from Formatting dialog box:

  • Type the name of the new style or leave the proposed,
  • Choose any other settings you prefer,
  • Click the Format button and then choose Paragraph...:
Create New Style from Formatting dialog box in Word 2016

   4.   In the Paragraph dialog box, on the Line and Page Breaks tab:

  • Select the Page break before option:
Paragraph dialog box in Word 2016
  • Choose any other settings you like.

   5.   Click OK twice.

After saving the new style, simply apply this style for each heading that you want to start from a new page.

See also this tip in French: Comment mettre Titre 1 sur la nouvelle page.

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