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About Page Breaks

Contact Info: Dan Mitchell

Office: A15
Email: mitchelldan@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8511

Office Hours: Spring

 Monday thru Thursday
  8:50 am - 9:15 am
  11:20 am - 11:45 am
 (other times by appointment)

Office Hours: Fall & Winter

Monday and Wednesday
  8:50 am - 9:20 am
  11:20 am - 11:50 am
 Tuesday and Thursday
  8:30 am - 9:20 am
(other times by appointment)

As I read concert reports I sometimes notice that certain basic writing errors appear quite often. This time I am seeing quite a few papers with section titles left hanging at the bottom of the page. The following graphic may help.

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When you end up with a section title or sub-title on the last line of the page you have a couple of options to correct this.

  1. Place a page break before the title so that it ends up at the top of the following page and with its associated text, or…
  2. Reformat your text so that at least a line or two of the text following the subtitle appears after it at the bottom of the page.

Contact Info: Dan Mitchell

Office: A15
Email: mitchelldan@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8511

Office Hours: Spring

 Monday thru Thursday
  8:50 am - 9:15 am
  11:20 am - 11:45 am
 (other times by appointment)

Office Hours: Fall & Winter

Monday and Wednesday
  8:50 am - 9:20 am
  11:20 am - 11:50 am
 Tuesday and Thursday
  8:30 am - 9:20 am
(other times by appointment)
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