Pages in Microsoft Word are the greatest boon of this word processing program that acts as a front for users to create, develop, and type a versatile amount of documents. However, blank pages are not that attractive and so they should be filled with words or at the very least, “removed”.
Sounds easy enough? For some surely, but there are people out there who still struggle with understanding the functioning of the basic attributes of MS Word mainly due to its boat-load of features that can be quite difficult to get accustomed to.
How to Delete a Page in Word
This guide right here will help those in need to deal with deleting blank pages in MS Word either in the middle of a document or at the end of it.
Let us begin with the basic steps to delete blank pages efficiently and easily.
1. Select The Page You Want To Delete
The importance of selecting the correct blank page to be deleted is as important as saving the document after completion to avoid loss of data. It is important to know the page number that is to be deleted.
Step 1: Look for the page number at the bottom left-hand corner of the Word application.
Step 2: Press CTRL + G to bring up the search page dialogue box and enter the page number.
Step 3: Click on the “Go-To“ option to reach the desired blank page.
Step 4: Press on Close to close the dialogue box.
Step 5: Click on the page anywhere to select it.
Note: Double-check the page that you are about to select.
2. Select The Whole Page
Selecting the whole blank page is the next step to successfully delete the page without messing up the whole document.
There are surely multiple ways to select the whole page. In this guide some of them are discussed, feel free to choose any one whichever is more preferable.
Step 1: Go to the top left corner of the page where the cursor starts.
Step 2: Then, left-click and drag the entire cursor to the end of the page at the bottom right corner where the cursor ends.
Step 3: Go to the top left corner of the page where the cursor starts.
Step 4: Then, click at the beginning of the page on the current page.
Step 5: Now, holding the Shift key, click on the end of the page where it ends.
Apply any one of the two options given above and select the whole page quickly.
3. Delete the Page
Completing the first two steps will make this last step just a matter of a millisecond to successfully delete the page.
Step 1: Press any one of the following buttons on the keyboard once to delete the page.
- Delete (DEL) ⌦
- Backspace ⟵
Step 2: After pressing any one of the keys mentioned above, the page will get deleted. Remember to save the document after deleting the page.
How To Delete A Blank Page in Word
Blank pages are sometimes automatically loaded at the end of the document due to word spacing issues, section breaks, and many other reasons. The best way to deal with this problem is to remove the blank page and not worry about the genetic coding of MS Word that leads to this problem.
Follow the given steps to delete the blank pages at the end of the document easily:
Step 1: Firstly, open the Navigation Pane by going to the View tab and then check the boxes adjacent to the “Navigation Pane/Thumbnail“ option.
Step 2: Secondly, find the blank pages on the left-side via the navigation pane by scrolling through the pages and tap on them.
Step 3: Next, press CTRL + SHIFT + 8 to show the paragraph markers on the page.
Step 4: Go to the first marker on the blank page and keep on tapping the ENTER ↵ key until you reach the last line of that blank page.
Step 5: Select all the markers on the page by click on the first marker. Then drag the mouse cursor throughout all the markers on that page.
Step 6: Press any one of the keys to delete the page.
- Delete (DEL) ⌦
- Backspace ⟵
Step 7: Again, press CTRL + SHIFT + 8 to undo show markers.
Step 8: Lastly, save the document.
The frustrating blank pages can be a plague to anyone’s life that doesn’t possess the technical knowledge to delete them. This guide has fully explained in detail, step-by-step about how to delete such blank pages. Now, it can be rightfully stated that the days of blank MS Word pages are long gone.