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1 Block protect – why two types & what’s the diff?

In WordPerfect, block protect is block protect — you highlight a block of text and protect so it all shows up on the same page.

Is Word that simple?  Oh, no.  Microsoft had to come up with TWO different versions of block protect: Keep Lines Together and Keep With Next (accessible from the Format, Paragraph menu):

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So, what’s the diff?  And how do you know when to use one or the other?

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17 Why your pages break in weird places

We have this recurring problem where I work.  I bet you have it, too.

Sometimes, our Word documents (particularly when they’ve been generated by our time & billing software) leave huge gaps of white space between a heading and the text that’s supposed to go right under it by mysteriously breaking the page right after the heading.

Except, there’s no page break!  No one’s inserted a hard page break anywhere — the document’s just stubbornly refusing to put text that will clearly fit on page 1 on page 2.

What’s going on?

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