How to Delete a Page in Microsoft Word

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If you want to delete a page containing text, graphics or any other content in a Microsoft Word document, or if you want to get rid of that blank white page at the end of your report that doesn’t seem to go away, here’s how.

Deleting a page in Word

The quickest way to get rid of a content page in Word is to select content on this page and press the Backspace key (Delete on Mac). If you don’t want to manually click and highlight the page text, you can use the built-in Find and Replace tool.

The first thing to do is touch anywhere on the page you want to delete. You can see the page number of the page you are on by looking in the lower left corner of the window.

Page 2 of 4

Then press Ctrl + G on Windows or Option + Command + G on Mac. You will now be in the “Go to” tab of the “Find and replace“window. Now type page in the” Enter Page Number “text box. Select” Go To “.

go to page

All of the content on your current page will be selected. All you have to do is press the Backspace (or Delete on Mac) key.

Delete blank page at the end of Word

If you’ve ever wondered why a blank page at the end of your Word document won’t disappear, it’s because the word processor includes an ending paragraph that can’t be deleted. This sometimes causes a blank page to appear at the end of a document, depending on where the last line of your content ended.

Since this last paragraph cannot be deleted, the only way to really delete the blank page at the end is to give it a font size of 1 pt.

The first thing to do is to display the paragraph marks on your Word document. To do this, press Ctrl + Shift + 8 (Command + 8 on Mac).

Paragraph marks

Now select the paragraph mark. You cannot do this by clicking and dragging your cursor over it. To select it, place your cursor on the icon and double-click it.

Highlight GIF paragraph mark

The formatting window appears. In the “Font size” box, type “01” and press the Enter key.

type 01 in the text box

With this resized, the blank page at the end will now be deleted. You can also safely delete paragraph marks by pressing Ctrl + Shift + 8 (Command + 8 on Mac).

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