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Defining Page Breaks

You can easily manage page breaks in your Word styles. This is useful if you want a specific paragraph style to always initiate a page break in the Word export, allowing the format of the document to stay consistent.

In addition to defining page breaks in your template, you can also define page breaks within Confluence by using the Scroll Pagebreak Macro.


To define when page breaks are inserted in your Word exports, the required Scroll Paragraph styles must be first added to the export template.

Define page breaks

  1. Open your Word template, select the Home tab and then choose the Style Pane option
  2. In the Styles section, right-click on the chosen paragraph style that you want to associate a page break with  e.g. Scroll Heading 1
  3. Then, click Modify Style:
  4. Following this, click Format > Paragraph...
  5. Within the Paragraph dialog box, click the Line and Page Breaks tab

  6. Select the option Page break before 
    Within this dialog box you can also control further options:

     PaginationWidow/Orphan control

    Prevents single paragraph lines at the top or bottom of the page

    Keep with nextKeeps the paragraph style on the same page as the next paragraph

    Keep lines togetherPrevents the paragraph style from breaking across a page

    Page break beforeInserts a page break before the paragraph style
     Formatting exceptionsSuppress line numbersSuppresses the line numbers

    Don't hyphenatePrevents hyphenation
  7. Select OK and save the template

After the template is uploaded to your Confluence system it can be used to export your content to Word.

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