While creating a document sometimes it is necessary to delete some pages in Word. And blank/unwanted/extra page in the middle of the document looks unprofessional. To delete extra pages in Word could be a frustrating task.
Mostly in resume format which may contain a table or blank pages. You can’t delete blank page in Word because there is no direct option you will see in the interface of the Microsoft Word document to delete extra page.
But below are the simple and easy methods to how to delete a page in Word documents. These methods will work on Word 2003, Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016, and Word Online.
How to delete a page in Word
To delete a page in Word which contains some text or image then we can use the Find and Replace method. Open a Microsoft Word document, navigate to the page that you want to delete, and keep the cursor on it.
Now press Ctrl + G from the keyboard to open Find and Replace window.
It will directly open the Go To tab. Under “Enter page number” Type \page in the box.
Press Enter key from the keyboard and then click Close.
Now click Backspace key from the keyboard once or twice to delete a page in word.
You will see that a particular page has been removed without changing the format.
In the Menu click to the View tab and check the box next to Navigation Pane as shown in the below image-
You will notice a sidebar will appear on the left with each page of your document. Select the extra blank page thumbnail from the left panel. Hit backspace or press delete key until the blank page is deleted from Word.
How to remove page break in Word
Go to the Home tab.
Click the Show/Hide button in the Paragraph section. You can also use shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + 8 to enable this feature.
Select the paragraph marks of the blank page, and press the “Backspace” button continually from your keyboard until the white space is deleted totally.
Click the Show/Hide button again to turn off this feature.
How to delete a page in Word contains table, graphics
You can delete the first page or multiple pages with this simple method. Keep the cursor on the particular page that you want to delete from the document. Let’s say you want to delete the first page-
Press Ctrl+G to open Find and Replace window. It will directly open Go to tab. Under “Enter page number” Type “\page”.
It will select all the content of the page whether it is graphics, text, table, etc…
Press Enter from the keyboard and then click Close
Now click Backspace key once or twice.
You will see that all the content has been deleted.
These are the best method to delete the extra page in the Microsoft Word document whether it is the first page or the last page.
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