How to Add Pages to a Document in Word 2011 for Mac

The concept of a page in Word is a bit flexible. In Office 2011 for Mac, Word formats your document based on the fonts used, margin settings, and also on the capabilities of your computer's default printer. You can set up everything just perfectly on your computer, but when the document is opened on another computer, the formatting can change.

If you think your document will be opened on a computer other than your own, choose File→Page Setup. In the resulting Page Setup dialog, change Settings to Page Attributes, and change Format For to the Any Printer option.

The same exact version of each font you used in your document must be on any other computer that opens the document in order for it to look exactly the same. Word for Mac does not let you embed fonts, so coordination between you and your collaborators regarding fonts is essential. Word will substitute missing fonts, and substitute fonts are always slightly different.

In all views except Publishing Layout view, document text is fluid. You can click anywhere in a document and start editing. As you add or remove text, the changes increase or decrease the document size unless you’ve put in specific page breaks.

When you're working in Publishing Layout view, your text will be mostly in story text boxes, where text flows from one box to another in a chain of boxes for a given story. The boxes remain in fixed positions, and a page is easier to define. To manage pages in Publishling Layout view, click the Layout tab on the Ribbon.

In the Pages group, click the Add button’s triangle to bring up the menu:

  • New Page: Adds a new page.

  • New Master: Adds a new master page.

  • Duplicate Page: Creates a duplicate of the selected page.

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