Blank pages in a document can make an unprofessional impression on editors or potential employers. Microsoft Word is known to create blank pages in a document, so you should make sure to delete them whenever possible. Lucky for you, we can show you how to delete a page in Word in just a few steps.
Our goal is to help others avoid the frustration associated with blank pages. Since Microsoft Word is such a popular document creator, we’ve put together the following guide to help you delete those unwanted pages when they appear in this particular word processor. If you also need to delete a Word page with text and graphics, our guide includes instructions for that as well.
How to delete a page with content in Word
We can teach you how to delete a page in Word, but deleting a page with text and graphics is different from deleting a completely blank page. So first, let’s walk through the steps to delete a Word page full of content.
Step 1: The first step to delete a page is to select it. Scroll the page or use the Go to function (Ctrl + Mr on Windows, option + messenger + Mr on MacOS).
When you find the page, select any area on it.
Step 2: Next, select all the content on the page. It looks like you’ve already done this step, but it’s to let Word know you want to delete the entire page, not just some of its content. You can do this one of two ways:
The first method: Open the Go to function (Ctrl + Mror option + messenger + Mr if you’re on a Mac) and type “\page” on Enter the page number box. Then, choose Go to (or press entry or Come back on your keyboard) followed by It’s close. (Note: This method seems to only work on pages that are completely filled with content. If you’re working on a page that’s only half filled with text or images, you can use the second selection method below.)
The second method: You can also use your cursor to drag the content of the page to select them all. If you are selecting a page that is only partially filled with content, be sure to drag your cursor to the end of the content, as if you were also selecting blank parts of the page. If you don’t do that, the third step may not work the way you want it to.
Step 3: Finally, remove the page. Microsoft Word doesn’t have a dedicated page deletion tool, but now that we’ve selected the page’s content, we can easily delete it.
Double check that you have selected the entire page and press Removal key on your keyboard.
How to delete a blank page in Word
Most text editors, including Word, have a habit of creating blank pages at the end of your document for no reason. Deleting those before you fire them off to your boss or the printer is usually a good idea. Here’s how to delete a page in Word even if that page is blank:
Step 1: To find the blank page(s), open the Navigation pane. You can do this by selecting the view tab and ensure that the Navigation pane the box is ticked.
If the sidebar opens on the left, select it Pages to display all pages in your document.
Step 2: on Navigation paneselect the blank page you want to delete.
Step 3: Press the Removal key on your keyboard.
The blank page must be removed.
Now that you know how to delete a page in Word, see how to delete a page break or how to double space in Word.
Editors Note: The article was reviewed on March 1, 2023, and confirmed that the steps and information included are still accurate.