How to Insert a Page Break in Google Docs

Google Docs will naturally decide on its own when it needs to add another page to your document. This typically occurs when you are typing and have reached the end of the bottom-most line of the page.

But occasionally you will encounter a situation where that page breaking isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, and that you would like to start a new page at a different point. Fortunately you can achieve this by inserting a page break in your document. Our guide below will show you how to add a page break in Google Docs.


How to Add a Page Break to a Document in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome version of Google Docs. Completing the steps in this guide will add a page break to a point in your document. Note that this may increase the page count of your document based on where the page break is added.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at and open the document to which you want to add a page break.


Step 2: Click at the point in the document where you wish to place the page break.

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Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

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Step 4: Click the Page Break option. Note that you can also add a page break to your document by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing Enter.

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Does your document have page numbers on it, but you would also like to include information about the total number of pages in the document? Learn how to add a page count in Google Docs and get page numbers that are of the format “Page X of Y.” newsletter

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