[Solved] Sections causing problems

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[Solved] Sections causing problems

Postby Viddaric » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:58 am

I cannot seem to get sections to work the way I want them to. Unless I'm adding a new section at the very beginning of the document (which I cannot move), adding a new section always adds it as a subsection to a different section. I don't want this at all, and it's especially bad because I want to use different numbers of columns between sections.
https://imgur.com/a/ufw2BZf
I just want to add a new section that isn't a subsection, but it seems impossible, no matter what I do. There's no area "outside" my existing sections to use to make a new one. What am I doing wrong? :crazy:
Last edited by Viddaric on Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sections causing problems

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:33 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

At the end of the section, hit Alt+Enter to insert a new paragraph after the section.
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Re: Sections causing problems

Postby Viddaric » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:00 am

Hagar Delest wrote:At the end of the section, hit Alt+Enter to insert a new paragraph after the section.


That solved the problem, thanks tons for the quick response.
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Re: [Solved] Sections causing problems

Postby RoryOF » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Note also, that if a document commences with a section, and one needs text or another section before that section, placing cursor as first character in the section and hitting Alt Enter will insert a new paragraph before the section. For all such manipulations it is helpful to turn on /View /Non printing characters.
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