You should avoid using empty lines in your Word document in order to fill up a page. For instance, consider the following example:

Description: Avoid empty lines

In the example above, a writer inserted four empty lines as vertical padding, in order to force Microsoft Word to start a new page. While the four empty lines produce the indented result in this very specific case, you would need to adjust the number of empty lines if:

When you export the document to a HTML help file, the empty lines produce undesired padding in the help file. To increase maintainability of your document you should consider replacing these empty lines with a manual page break as shown in example below.

Description: Use manual page breaks

Insert a manual page break

  1. Press CTRL+ENTER.

See Also

Formatting Guidelines | Using Paragraph Spacing