Section Breaks

Pressbooks has some special code you can inject to style your section breaks (breaks within a chapter). These are safer than other methods. Below you will find code for:

  • Regular section breaks
  • Section break with a space
  • Section break with a page break
  • Section break with glyphs
  • Forcing a page-break after, or before an element
  • Adding a blank page

Regular Section Break

This is a regular section break, usually denoted with an asterisk. To inject such a break, add the following code in the  Text editor:

<h3 class="section-break">***</h3>

You can add whatever you like in the between the tags and it will appear in the output, so you might want to add, say:

<h3 class="section-break">~~~</h3>

Section Break With a Space

To add a break that is just a space with nothing else, add the code:

<h3 class="section-break-space">*</h3>

The “*” will not appear in the outputs, but it’s a good idea to leave it there, for purposes of editing, and since it is always best not to have empty tags.

Section Break With a Page Break

If you want a section break that includes a page break after the break, then add:

<h3 class="section-break-page">*</h3>

Section Break With Glyphs

If you want to use an image for your section break, then you can do the following:

  1. Add the image using the Media Uploader
  2. Make sure the image is centered.
  3. Then make sure the image is wrapped in a centered image div, as follows:
<div class="centered-image">
<img alt="section-break" src="" />



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