How to delete a page in Word

To delete a page in Word you can select and delete the content on the page.

If it’s a blank page, you can reveal the paragraph markers to allow you to delete the page.

When you’re trying to tidy up your Microsoft Word document, those stubborn extra pages can be quite the challenge. 

In this guide, we’ll take you step by step through the process of removing unwanted pages, whether they’re filled with text that no longer serves a purpose or are just annoyingly blank.

By the end, you’ll be armed with the skills and know-how to keep your Word documents neat, tidy, and looking as polished as ever.

So, grab your trusty mouse and keyboard and get ready to dive in. 

How to delete pages in Word that have content on them

First up, let’s talk about how to delete a page in Word that already has text on it.

Why would you want to do this, you ask?

Well, there could be various reasons, like getting rid of unwanted content, reorganizing your document, or making sure everything looks just perfect.

Suppose you have a Word document with a blog on paperless apps.

As you work on refining your blog, you may find sections or paragraphs that need to be removed or rearranged to enhance the flow.

In such cases, understanding how to delete pages efficiently becomes invaluable.

Let’s see how you can do it on both Windows and Mac.

For Windows users:

  1. Click anywhere on the page you want to delete.
  2. Press Ctrl+G to bring up the “Find and Replace” dialog box.
  3. Type \page into the “Enter page number” box and hit Enter or click “Go To.”
  4. Voilà! Your content on that page is selected.
  5. Just press the Backspace or Delete key and poof! It’s gone!

For Mac users:

  1. Click anywhere on the page you want to delete.
  2. Press Option+⌘+G to open the “Find” dialog.
  3. Type \page into the “Enter page number” box and hit Enter or click “Go To.” There you go! Your content is selected.
  4. Now, just press the Backspace or Delete key, and the page disappears.

Easy peasy, right? Now you know how to delete a page in Word on both Windows and Mac, all while taking a step towards reducing paper usage and being environmentally conscious. 

How to delete a blank page in Word

Alright, now that we’ve mastered the art of deleting pages filled with content, let’s tackle those pesky blank pages in Word. 

We’ve all been there. Sometimes, Word includes a non-deletable end-paragraph that gets pushed over to a new, blank page at the end of your document.

But fear not. We’ve got a nifty trick to get rid of it!

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+8 (⌘+8 on a Mac) to show paragraph marks. These marks will help us locate the troublesome end paragraph.
  2. Select the paragraph mark. Yep, that’s the sneaky culprit hiding at the end of your document.
  3. Select inside the Font size box, type 01, and then press Enter. By setting the font size to 1, the paragraph now fits on the preceding page, and that unwanted blank page disappears like magic!
  4. Press Ctrl+Shift+8 again to hide the paragraph marks (⌘+8 on a Mac). Now your document looks clean and tidy. No more blank pages!

If that paragraph still doesn’t fit on the preceding page, no worries! You can make the bottom margin smaller.

Go to the Layout tab, choose Margins, and select Custom Margins.

Set the bottom margin to something small, like 0.3 inches. That should do the trick!

Tip: If the paragraph mark has a square bullet next to it, the paragraph might have the “Page break before” option turned on. To turn it off, right-click the empty paragraph, select “Paragraph Settings” (Home tab), and on the Lines and Page Breaks tab of the dialog box, uncheck “Page break before.”

There you have it! You know all there is to know about how to remove a blank page in Word.

Now your Word document will look flawless, with no blank pages in sight.

Remember how to delete extra pages in Word to keep your documents tidy

Congrats – you did it! Your documents are now looking spick and span, free from any blank pages.

With our easy steps, you’ve mastered the art of deleting extra pages in Word on both Windows and Mac.

Pat yourself on the back because you’re now a document-deleting pro!

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