Is there a blank page or unnecessary in your Word document? Follow these steps to delete a page from a Word document quickly.
It is pretty natural to have blank pages when creating a Word document. There are many reasons why you might have blank pages in-between or at the end of a word document. These reasons include but are not limited to pressing Enter button unnecessarily, empty tables, page breaks, etc.
Generally, blank pages are nothing harmful. However, removing unnecessary or blank pages from the Word document is helpful if you are trying to trim down or print the Word document.
If you are ever in a situation to delete a page from Word, follow the steps below. It will show you the process of removing an unnecessary or blank page from a Word document.
Important note: I’m showing this in Word 2019, but the steps should work in version 2013 or higher.
Delete a page from the Word document
Whether the blank page is at the end or in the middle of a Word document, the method is the same to delete it. Let me show you the exact steps to delete a page in Word.
- First, head over to the blank page.
- Press the “Ctrl+Shift+8” keyboard shortcut to show paragraph marks.
- Place the mouse cursor at the end of the blank page.
- Press the “Backspace” key until all paragraph marks on the blank page are removed.
- With that, you have deleted a blank page from Word.
Steps with a bit more detail and screenshots:
First of all, open the Word document containing the blank page. Next, go to the blank page. It doesn’t matter if the blank page is in the middle or at the end of the Word file.
Next, we need to enable the Paragraph marks. That way, you will know precisely the end of the blank page. To do that, go to the “Home” tab and click on the “Paragraphs” (¶) mark. Alternatively, press the “Ctrl+Shift+8” keyboard shortcut.
Next, place the mouse cursor at the last paragraph mark on the blank page and press the “Backspace” key until all the paragraph marks on the blank page are removed.
Finally, press the “Ctrl+Shift+8” again to hide all the Paragraph marks.
With that, you have successfully deleted a blank page in Word.
That is all. It is that simple.
I hope this simple and easy Microsoft Word how-to guide helped you.
If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.