In general, Microsoft Word supports these three break types.
- Page break
- Column break
- Section break
Section breaks are a method of layout a document in word. Each section can be formatted independently from a previous or following section, e.g. in orientation, pagination or margins. To insert a section break click on page layout -> breaks. This has changed from Word 2003, where you found this option clicking on insert. Here you have four options to choose between.
- Next Page
The content continues on the next page after the section break.
The content continues directly after the section break. Orientation changes only takes effect on the next page.
- Even page
The content continues on the next even numbered page after the section break. If a page between is odd, it will remain empty.
- Odd page
Similar as the even page, just reverse.
I would recommend customizing the status bar displaying the actual section. This option is deactivated by default but can activate by right clicking the status bar.