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It’s frustrating to finish an important document to find there’s an extra page in your Word document.
If you’ve accidentally added an extra page to your Word document, you might be wondering how to delete it.
In this article, I will cover how to delete an extra page in Word, as well as some key information you should bear in mind.
Let’s get started.
Sometimes blank pages appear at the end of your Word document, or in the middle of your Word document, much to your frustration. Wherever the unwanted extra page falls in your Word document, it can be tricky to navigate this formatting issue.
So, how do you delete an extra page in Word?
How To Delete An Extra Page In Word
The quickest way to delete an extra page in Word is to simply use the backspace key.
When you’re on a Windows computer, you should place your cursor at the end of the Word document, after any full stops and press the backspace key until you’ve deleted the blank page. If for some reason this doesn’t work, you can try the following steps.
Open The Document
Open The Document
Press Ctrl + Shift + 8 Or Cmd + 8
Press Ctrl + Shift + 8 on Windows or Cmd + 8 on Mac. If there are any page breaks, you will see them marked by dotted lines.
Find A Small Black Square
Find a small black square next to a paragraph marker. If the paragraph marker has a black square next to it, this means that the “page break before” setting is turned on. To turn this off, you will need to:
- Click the Home tab.
- Right click the paragraph marker.
- Select paragraph on the drop-down menu.
- Click the Lines and Page Breaks tab.
- Remove the tick next to “page break before” and click OK.
Press The Delete
Press the delete button.
Press Ctrl + Shift + 8 on Windows or Cmd + 8 on Mac.
Deleting A Blank Page At The End Of A Word Document
Sometimes the reason for a blank page at the end of a Word document comes down to an end paragraph.
To begin, you will first need to make the paragraph marks visible. To carry this out, press Ctrl + Shift+8, or Command + 8 on Mac. A paragraph icon should appear.
Select The Paragraph Mark
Select the paragraph mark on the left-hand side of the page. To select it, you will need to hover your cursor over the paragraph symbol and double click.
If several paragraph symbols appear on your page, deleting them is typically the easiest way to get rid of the blank page.
Type “01” And Press Enter
If this doesn’t work, you will need to alter the font size of the paragraph marker to 01. Type “01” into the “Font Size” box. Press the “Enter” key.
Now this has been resized, your document should no longer contain the blank page. In addition to this, it’s possible to remove paragraph marks with Ctrl + Shift + 8 (Command + 8 on Mac).
It’s that simple! You have successfully deleted an extra page from a Microsoft Word document.
Can You Use Backspace To Delete Blank Pages In Word?
Yes, using the backspace should be your first port of call as it’s typically the simplest way to delete an extra page in Word. However, if for some reason this doesn’t work, there are a variety of other methods that you can try.
Deleting a page from Word can be complicated, but hopefully after reading this article you feel more confident in how to do it!
Good luck deleting the extra page from your Word document.