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How To Delete A Page In Word – [Steps To Remove Blank Pages]

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In this guide, we will be teaching you how to delete a page in word document.

If you’re using Microsoft Word, you don’t want blank pages appearing in the middle of your document, or extra pages at the end, since it makes the work unprofessional.

These extra pages could be caused by tables, hitting the ENTER key too many times, unnecessary section breaks, unintentional page breaks, extra paragraph markers, and what have you.

Because of how unprofessional your document may look, I have detailed the steps to remove blank pages in Microsoft Word document in this article.

Microsoft Office 2016 was used in this tutorial. However, this is applicable to all the Microsoft Word versions, so you can follow along.

How To Delete A Page In Word

To delete a page in a Word document, click the “View” tab from the Ribbon and select (check) the Navigation Pane in the “Show” section. Now, click on Pages, and select the blank page thumbnail in the left panel. Press your Delete key until it is removed.

How to Delete a Blank Page in the Middle of a Word Document

If you are working with a large Word document, and you are about to present it or print it, it’s a good idea to check for blank pages and an extra final page.

To do this, press CTRL + SHIFT + 8, or go to the Home tab and click the paragraph icon.

This key combination displays paragraph markers (¶) at the end of every paragraph and each blank line – basically, whenever you hit the ENTER key, and at the beginning of the extra blank page.

To remove these extra pages, highlight the paragraph markers with your mouse or trackpad and hit the DELETE button. If one of the markers remains there, remove it with the BACKSPACE key.

If you have the patience, you can also remove the blank page(s) by going to the blank pages and hitting the BACKSPACE key until the paragraph markers disappear.

How to Delete an Extra Blank Page in a Word Document

Step 1: To delete an extra blank page that might get added at the end of your document, click the View tab:

Step 2: Go to the Navigation Pane. This will display a sidebar containing 3 tabs – HeadingsPages, and Results. Click on Pages to display all the pages of the document in the sidebar.

Step 3: The active page will be automatically selected. Click the extra blank page to select it and hit the DELETE button on your keyboard to remove it.

You can also remove this extra blank page by simply pressing the BACKSPACE key.

How To Delete A Page In Word Windows 11

  1. Click or tap anywhere in the page you want to delete, and press Ctrl+G.
  2. In the Enter page number box, type \page.
  3. Press Enter on your keyboard, and then select Close.
  4. Verify that a page of content is selected, and then press Delete on your keyboard.

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about how to delete a blank page in MS Word;

How Do I Delete A Page In Word That Won’t Delete?

Press Ctrl+Shift+8 (⌘+8 on a Mac). Now you can select the page break and delete it.

How Do I Completely Delete A Page?

Click the extra blank page to select it, and hit the DELETE button on your keyboard to remove it. You can also remove this extra blank page by simply pressing the BACKSPACE key.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to remove blank pages in Word, so you can make your documents appear more professional.

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