How to delete a page in Word

Editors or future employers may have a negative impression of your professionalism if your manuscript has blank pages.

You should always try to remove blank pages from documents since Microsoft Word is infamous for producing them. Fortunately, we can quickly walk you through the process of deleting a page in Word.

Our intention is to alleviate others’ aggravation with blank pages. We’ve created the following advice to assist you in deleting those unnecessary pages should they appear in this specific word processor since Microsoft Word is a well-known programme for creating documents.

Our advice also offers instructions on how to remove a Word page that has both text and images.

How to use the Ctrl + Page Up Windows shortcut in Word

When you need to show a single page on a Windows device, regardless of what is on it, place the cursor at the start of the page after the one you wish to erase it, then click the Delete key.

In other words, you would need to travel to the top of page 3 and hit the Delete key if you wanted to delete page 2 of your document.

This works because a page break must be the final symbol or code before the next page. You have to manually place the cursor at the top of the current page since there isn’t a shortcut for doing so.

Although it goes to the top of the previous page, Ctrl + Page Up can be of some use. This implies that if the page is indeed blank, you may utilise this shortcut.

Even so, if there are paragraph marks before the page split, you can still run into issues. Ctrl + Page Up won’t function as intended if the page has text, even blank lines. Fortunately, there is a simpler approach.

How to use the Navigation pane to delete pages in Word

Using Word’s Navigation window may be the simplest approach to modify a single page. There are simply a few clicks needed:

Navigate to the Show group, choose the Navigation pane, and then click the View tab.

Click Pages in the Navigation window.

Figure B shows a blank page; click it and then hit Delete. The prominent blue border will let you know the page has been chosen.

You will need to hit Delete once for each paragraph mark if the blank page has a few paragraph marks before the page break.

What should you do when there isn’t a hard page split to remove?

 What to do when there’s no hard page break to delete in Word

Hard line returns may be used to force a new page. Hard paragraph returns, sometimes called as paragraph marks, are used to produce a blank page in Figure C. Pressing the Enter key is represented visually by the paragraph marks.

Select all of the paragraph markings on this page (Figure C) and hit the Delete key to remove them.

Simply click within the final page of the document and keep pressing Erase until you reach the bottom of the preceding page if the page you want to delete is the last page of the document.

How to select and delete a page in Word

Without a shortcut or dedicated window, you may remove a page break if you can see it. Simply click Delete after selecting it.

There are two page breaks, one at the bottom of page one and the other at the top of page two, the blank page, as seen in Figure D. In this instance, click (twice) in the left margin adjacent to the page break to choose the one at the top of page 2. Next, click Delete.

The page break at the bottom of page 1 seems peculiar. It seems completely needless. When you notice page breaks so near to the bottom of a page and you don’t want to force a new page, it’s a good idea to double-check them.

Like in this instance, there’s a good chance you can remove the page break without relocating any material.

This scenario occurs more often than you may imagine. Because of this, I advise turning on Show/Hide when fixing individual page breaks.

You may learn how to rapidly remove numerous page breaks from a Word document by reading the most current article on the subject.

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