How To Remove Section Breaks In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove section breaks in google docs.

How To Remove Section Breaks In Google Docs

Section breaks are a great way to divide your document into different sections. This is essential for cases where different parts of your document have a different page setup.

For example, I may want to insert an appendix to a report with much smaller margins compared to the first few pages of my document. Adding a section break will ensure that only the appendix section will be affected when I make these changes.

While section breaks are useful, they may be difficult to spot. In this guide we will look into the best way to remove section breaks from your Google Docs documents.

How to Delete Section Breaks in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to delete section breaks in google docs.

Step 1

First, open the document that contains section breaks you want to remove.

Step 2

Section breaks are not visible by default so we’ll need to change our page setup to view them. Click on File > Page setup to access more options.

Step 3

Click on the Pageless option and click on OK.

Step 4

Section breaks will now appear as horizontal dotted lines labeled ‘Section’

Step 5

To remove a section break, place your cursor at the end of the paragraph directly before a section break.

Click on the Delete key to remove the section break from your document.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to remove section breaks in google docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!