How to delete a page in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is an exceptionally powerful and popular productivity program. From taking notes, drafting communications, populating reports, and more, Word can be used to accomplish a number of day-to-day tasks.

If you need to delete a page in Microsoft Word, this tutorial is for you. While Microsoft Word is an incredibly powerful word processor and has functionality for almost everything, there is no quick way to delete a page.

Instead, we have to very carefully cut, copy, and paste, making sure the copy fits where intended. Sure, it's still easier than the typewriter days of yore, but it's also very easy to accidentally delete the wrong thing.

If you're having trouble deleting a page, let's look at a really easy way to do it.

How to delete a page in Microsoft Word

Word makes deleting a single page more difficult than expected.

There are several methods you can use to delete a page from Word. For this tutorial, we will be using Word 2016; however, the steps should be more or less the same for any version.

With that in mind, here are the steps to delete a page in Word:

  1. Select an empty space on a page.
  2. Select the Home tab and select Find.
  3. Select Go to (you can skip steps 1-3 by pressing Ctrl + G For windows ou Option + CMD + G for Mac).
  4. Type the page number in the text box and click Go to.
  5. Taper page and click Go to. This will highlight the whole page. To select close to exit the dialog box.
  6. Hit Going back ou Clear.

Your additional page should now disappear. Verify that the Backspace has not inadvertently deleted a character from the document, then save the change.

Other Ways to Delete a Page in Word

As mentioned earlier, there are a few other methods you can try to see which works best for you and your editing style.

First, you can also use the Navigation Pane. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Aller vers View and check the Print layout option on the far left.
  2. Open the Navigation pane tab, then choose the Pages tongue
  3. Scroll down to find the page you want to delete.
  4. Double-click this page to display it.
  5. If the page appears to be blank, press Ctrl + Shift + 8 (CMD + 8 on Mac) to see paragraph marks. This can help you determine if there are any unintended entries on the page.
  6. Hit to erase until the page disappears will fix these errors.

This method is very useful for blank pages that seem to appear out of nowhere, or even for longer portions of text that you want to check before deleting them.

This method is useful if a page is simply not deleted using Backspace or one of these other methods. If you see multiple paragraph breaks on the blank page, that's probably why it won't be deleted. Remove breaks and delete the page.

You can achieve the same results with a shift+click process:

  1. Place the cursor at the beginning of the page you want to delete.
  2. Hold down shift and place the cursor at the end of the page you want to delete. The text should now be highlighted.
  3. Select Clear and Going back to delete the page.

Finally, if you want to delete a page at the end of a document but Word won't let you, there's a way around it. Word adds a permanent paragraph break at the end of a document that just won't go away. Depending on your layout, this may create an empty page at the end that you cannot delete.

  1. press Ctrl + Shift + 8 to show paragraph breaks.
  2. Select the last paragraph break.
  3. Reduce the font size to 1.

This should remove that last blank page from your document and insert that last clipping on your last page.

Latest Thoughts

Microsoft Word is a great productivity tool and offers several great features to help us get our work done as quickly as possible. However, great as it is, Word is not without its flaws, and the inability to quickly delete a page is one of them.

Fortunately, using one of the methods mentioned in this article, you can delete a page in Word without too much trouble, allowing you to get on with your work as quickly as possible.

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