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How to Delete a Page in Microsoft Word

Remove Blank or Extra Pages in Word

You may have encountered a problem where your Word document contains unwanted blank pages.

Or, there is a page in your Word document that you no longer need and wish to delete.

How to Delete a Page in Microsoft Word

Sometimes these blank pages appear in the middle or at the end of a Word document, which makes it look unprofessional.

Repeatedly pressing the ENTER key, unintentional page breaks, unnecessary paragraph markers, and other factors could all contribute to these extra pages.

Many users are unsure of how to delete a page in Microsoft Word. Other Microsoft Office applications, such as PowerPoint, let you delete a page with one click, but that’s not the case with Microsoft Word.

But there are other ways to delete a page in Word. We will discuss three methods in this article.

Let’s begin.

How Do I Delete a Page in Word

  1. Use the Backspace or Delete key
  2. Using keyboard shortcuts
  3. Use paragraph marks

In this article, I’ll be using Word for Microsoft 365. But you can use any version of MS Word because everything is pretty much the same.

Method 1: Delete a Page Using the Backspace or Delete key

This method makes it easy to delete pages in Word by highlighting the entire page and pressing the Delete key.

1. Open the document.

The first step is to open the document containing the page you want to delete.

Once you open your document, scroll to the page you want to delete.

2. Highlight the entire page.

Then, drag the cursor across the entire page. It would highlight all of the elements on the page in blue.

3. Press Backspace or Delete.

Use the Backspace (Windows) or Delete (Mac) keys to delete the page.

Even if the page is blank, this method will work.

Method 2: Delete a Page Using Keyboard Shortcuts

The second method to delete a page in Word is using keyboard shortcuts. Please note that this process is lengthy.

1. Select the extra page you want to remove.

First, open the MS Word document. Then, at that point, navigate to the page you wish to delete.

2. Highlight pages with keyboard shortcuts.

Press Ctrl+G (on Windows) and Option+⌘+G (on Mac). It will open a Find and Replace dialog box that looks like this:

3. Enter \page on the box.

The screen displays the (Enter page number) prompt. First, select the page to be deleted. Then, in the box, type \page and press enter. It would make the entire page stand out.

4. Close the dialogue box by pressing Delete.

In the dialogue box, click the Close button. Then, to remove the page, press Delete or Backspace.

This method is a relatively long way to remove pages. This method highlights all the elements on the page. So if you want to keep items such as images and paragraphs, make sure to put them on separate pages.

Method 3: Delete a Page Using Paragraph Marks

Sometimes, unnecessary blank pages may appear in the middle or at the end of the Word document. It may be due to page breaks, and such pages can be removed by displaying page breaks and paragraphs.

1. In the Home tab, navigate to the paragraph section.

On the Home tab, select the “Paragraph marks” command. Here is how it looks:

It will highlight all the places where you added a paragraph or page break in your document.

2. Delete a page from your document.

Then select the page break and press the Backspace/Delete key on your keyboard. It will delete unwanted or blank pages from your document.

Conclusion

If you need to delete a page from your Word document, there are a few different ways to do it. This article provides instructions for each method, so be sure to find the one that is easy for you.

Each method is suitable for several situations, so it is helpful to know more than one method to delete a page in Word.

How to Delete a Page in Word That Won’t Delete?

To delete a page in Word that won’t delete, go to the View tab and click on the Navigation Pane in the Show group. In the navigation window on the left, select Pages. Click on the blank page you want to remove. Verify that the page is selected, and press the delete key, which should remove the blank page.

How to Delete an Empty Page in Word?

Click anywhere on the empty page you want to delete, and press Ctrl+G (on Windows) and Option+⌘+G (on Mac). In the Enter page number field, type \page. Press Enter/Return on your keyboard and select the Close button. Then press the Delete key, and the empty page should disappear.