A blank page may be useful if you’re planning to continue your document, but it can look very unprofessional when you’re sending off a finished document. As a result, it’s important that you know how to delete a blank page in Word when you have no need for it.
That’s what this tutorial is here for. We’re going to walk you through the process to remove pages from your document that you don’t need. This includes pages that have content on them and the trickier ones that don’t.
The truth is that there are a few different ways to delete a page in Word, but the methods we’ll be showing are what we consider to be the safest and most foolproof. The last thing you want is to delete content you actually need.
How to Delete a Page in Word That Has Text, Images or Other Elements
We’re going to start out with the deletion of pages that already have some kind of content on them. This could be text, images, shapes, or other elements. The first hurdle is navigating to the correct page.
- Go to your page
Press Ctrl + G to open the “Go To” menu, then select “Page” in the “Go to what” column. Type your page in “Enter page number:” and click “Go To”, followed by “Close”.
- Delete the page in Word (after selecting the content)
Now that you’re certain you’re on the correct page, move your cursor to the start of the page, hold Shift, and then click on the end of the page. All of the images and text will be selected with no need for finicky or inaccurate clicking and dragging.
Once everything is selected, hit the Delete key to delete the page in Word.
How to Delete a Blank Page in Word
So, we’ve established that it’s enough to remove a page in Word with content on it, but what about when it’s blank. Here’s how you can delete an extra page in Word safely and efficiently.
- Switch to Print Layout and Enable the Navigation Pane
With your document open, click the “View” tab in the Word ribbon, then click on “Print Layout” on the left-hand so you get defined pages. Further along the ribbon, press the “Show” button drop-down and tick “Navigation Pane”.
A window will open on the left-hand side of your document which will show an overview of all of your pages.
- Remove the blank page in Word using paragraph markers
Scroll down your list of pages until you see the blank page you want to remove. Double-click it to be taken directly there.
Click anywhere on the page and press Ctrl + Shift + 8 to make its paragraph markers visible. Place your cursor before the first paragraph marker, hold Shift, and then Click just after the final one. Press the “Delete” button on your keyboard to make Word delete the page.
How to Delete a Table in Word or Add Random Text
Now that we’ve shown you how to delete a page in Word, you may be interested to learn how to delete a table in Word, too. Or, if you’re just looking to fill out your blank pages with content, you can follow our guide to generate random text.