I had this question after viewing Recognise Section Breaks in VBA
Originally, I also wanted to find out how to distinguish between a page break and a section break. And a search as such led me to the above quoted/linked post. My confusion was (basically) resolved after reading the post.
But then I remember something. I remember seeing in different documents, that a section break can be located both in front of and after a paragraph mark!
So I came up with another question: "Can a section break be located in the beginning of a paragraph?" (In other words, immediately following a paragraph mark, i.e., the one of the previous paragraph?) Before searching, I did some experiments, the results of which can only be described as "bizarre" --
In the original post, all people seemed to assume that a page break or section break is the Second Last character of a paragraph, i.e., the last paragraph of the section. Yet, through my experiments (see attached pictures), while on the one hand it is true that whenever one inserts a page break or section break in the document, Word will automatically add a paragraph mark immediately following that break, however, on the other hand, it *is* possible that afterwards, one deletes (can delete) both the paragraph mark immediately preceding the break and the one immediately following the break! So that the break (either page break or section break) can be located in the MIDDLE of a paragraph, needless to say, it can be in the beginning of a paragraph, too!
Then I checked the true number of paragraphs on both ends of the break (also as shown in attached pictures). And: with a page break, there is only one paragraph; with a section break, there are two paragraphs! It looks the same, but are different! (To think, the two bype of breaks are both the same Chr(12)!) In the latter case, it also means that a paragraph can end without a paragraph mark, but with a section break instead!... Or is that so?
I know the original post is pretty old (posted ten years ago?) but if by any chance people still stumble upon this place, then -- I don't know what the question is any more -- but what do you think?