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The Excel Page Break Shortcut You Need to Know

If you work with large Excel spreadsheets, you know how frustrating it can be to scroll back and forth between different parts of the sheet. Page breaks can help alleviate this issue by allowing you to break up your sheet into smaller, more manageable pieces.

While you can insert page breaks manually, there is a much faster way to do it using a keyboard shortcut. In this article, we'll show you how to quickly insert page breaks in Excel using a keyboard shortcut.

How to Insert a Page Break in Excel

There are two ways to insert a page break in Excel: manually or using a keyboard shortcut.

To insert a page break manually, click the Insert tab on the ribbon and then click the Page Break button in the Breaks group. This will insert a page break above the active cell.

If you want to insert a page break below the active cell, you can select the cell below where you want the page break and then click the Page Break button.

You can also insert a page break by right-clicking on the cell where you want the page break and then selecting Insert Page Break from the context menu.

To insert a page break using a keyboard shortcut, simply press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. This will insert a page break above the active cell.

If you want to insert a page break below the active cell, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Enter and then press the down arrow key. This will move the page break below the active cell.

How to Remove a Page Break in Excel

If you want to remove a page break, you can click on the break line and then press the Delete key. You can also right-click on the break line and select Delete Page Break from the context menu.

If you want to remove all page breaks from your sheet, you can click the Page Layout tab on the ribbon and then click the Breaks button in the Page Setup group. This will open the Page Break dialog box. From here, you can click the Remove All button to remove all page breaks from the sheet.

How to Use the Page Break Preview Feature in Excel

The Page Break Preview feature in Excel allows you to see how your sheet will look when it is printed. This can be helpful if you want to make sure that your page breaks are in the right place.

To access the Page Break Preview feature, click the View tab on the ribbon and then click the Page Break Preview button in the Workbook Views group. This will open your sheet in Page Break Preview mode.

In this mode, you'll see blue lines that represent the page breaks in your sheet. You can drag these lines to move the page breaks. You can also double-click on a blue line to insert a new page break.

To exit the Page Break Preview mode, click the Normal button in the Workbook Views group.

The Bottom Line

Page breaks are a helpful way to break up large Excel spreadsheets into smaller, more manageable pieces. You can insert page breaks manually or use a keyboard shortcut. You can also use the Page Break Preview feature to see how your sheet will look when it is printed.

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