Sometimes, while creating content or adding pictures in your document, MS Word automatically adds an additional page that you can use. Or you may add it in advance and later on not need it. In such a case you might want to remove it. Especially if the document is for printing purposes, it is recommended to delete any extra page you have. Having an unwanted blank page in your document can ruin the finesse and overall look of the document. In this article, I will be covering several ways using which you can remove extra pages
Delete unwanted “blank” page
First I am covering methods that you can use to remove the blank page
1. Using the back space key
The easy and quick way to remove a page is to use the backspace key
- Simply use your cursor at the end of the page if you wish to remove
- Press Backspace key
- Keep it on hold until the page is removed
- This may take some time and the method is more effective if you want to remove a blank page. For any other unwanted page, refer to further procedures
2. Using Paragraph marks
This is another way to remove blank pages. Here’s how to perform the steps to delete the page:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+8 to show paragraph marks in your document
- Select the paragraph mark.
- Select inside the Font size box, type 01, and then press Enter.
- The paragraph would now fit on the preceding page, removing the unwanted blank page.
- You may need to remove several marks before the page is finally deleted
- Press Ctrl+Shift+8 again to hide the paragraph marks
Delete “any” unwanted page
If you wish to remove a page from the middle of the document, or a page that has content. Use the following methods:
1. Using CTRL+G
This is another method to delete the contents of the page and page itself. Follow these steps:
- Press Ctrl+G on a page
- This will open the Go to prompt. Type the page number you want to delete
- Click Go to and when you are on the page, click Close on the dialog box
- Verify that a page of content has been selected, and then press Delete on your keyboard.
- This will delete the unwanted page
2. Using Navigation Pane
This is an effective method to delete a page from within a document, whether it is blank or not. Here’s how to use this method:
- Go to the View tab in Ribbon
- Locate the Navigation Pane option and check the box next to it
- This will open the Navigation pane. In that section, go to the Pages section
- Select the page you wish to delete and press the Delete key.
- Keep it pressed until the page is removed
Hopefully, these methods will help you to easily remove pages from your document. Sometimes hindrance in deletion can occur due to the presence of a table or section break on the page. In that case, you will need to delete these individually in order to delete the page.