Inserting new Maps


The Map function inserts a page break, and a new Map containing a

  • placeholder for a Map title, and 
  • first Block.

Cursor placement

Use the table below to decide where to place your cursor based on where you want to insert the new Map.

If you want to insert the new Map ...

 Then place your cursor ...

as the first Map in a new document 

at the top of the first page.

Note: Word places your cursor there by default.

above an existing Map

on the Map title of the existing Map.


below an existing Map


inside or below the last Block on the existing Map.

between two Blocks

inside the Block above the Block that you want to move to the new Map.


Use the table below to insert a new Map.

If you want to use the ...

 Then ...

Information Mapping ribbon group

click Map.

key combination

press [Alt]+N,M


The table below describes the results of inserting a new Map in a document.

When you insert the new Map ...

 Then the first Block is ...

  • as the first Map in a document, or 
  • above or below an existing Map


between two Blocks

the Block below where you placed your cursor, followed by any subsequent Blocks from the original Map.

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