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About the Author (Section Formatting) *Optional
Example: About the Author (Optional)


About the Author is a brief biographical sketch written in the 3rd person. It generally contains the author's full name, educational background, professional achievements, and important events (i.e.: military service, travel, awards, recognition, etc.). Please note, this section cannot be longer than a page and does not have a page number.

Deleting a Page Number on the Last Page
  1. Insert a section break at the end of the previous page.
  2. Open the footer in the About the Author page and select the page number.
  3. De-select "Link to Previous" in the Header/Footer menu.
  4. Select the page number and hit the Delete key.
  5. Check to see that all previous page numbers are still there - if they aren't, use your "Undo" button on the ribbon to undo what you just did.

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