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Microsoft® Manual of Style, Fourth Edition by Microsoft Corporation

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Page layout

Topics in this section describe page layout style.

Page breaks

Do not manually break pages in print documents until all art (or art spaces) and textual changes have been added to the manuscript. Page breaks are usually inserted just before the manuscript goes to final production.

The main goal is to keep related material on one page. If this isn’t possible, try to break pages in such a way that it is clear to the user that relevant material continues on the next page. Recto (right) page breaks must be handled more carefully than those on a verso (left) page of a spread. Avoid leaving a recto page so short that it looks like the end of a chapter.

  • Leave at least two lines of a paragraph at the bottom or top of a page. Do not break a word ...

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