How to Delete a Page or Space from Word

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It's not that hard to delete a page or even a space in Word, but not doing so seems to cause quite a bit of trouble, especially if you have a table or image that doesn't fit at the end of a page. .

Several methods work to fix whitespace issues, but they all end up with the same goal. If you are frustrated with blank sheets in your perfectly straightened documents, have unwanted pages in the middle or have gaps in pages, read on to learn how to remove blank pages and gaps in Microsoft Word.



The Easiest Way to Delete Blank Pages in Word

The easiest way to delete a page in Word is to place the cursor and delete button.

  1. For Windows, place your cursor at the very end of the document, after the dots or images, and press the " To erase " until the blank page(s) disappear. On Mac, you press “fn + delete. » You can also navigate to the last location of the position slider on the blank page and use " Going back " for Windows or " to erase " for Mac.

Note that if the blank page only appears when you print the document and you don't see it on the screen, you may need to check your printer settings.

Use paragraph marks to delete a page in Word

The best and safest way to remove blank pages is to turn on paragraph marks. This process makes it easier to see what you're removing and what's causing the gaps. Characters display the leading boxes of all paragraphs, whether or not they have content.



  1. In Windows, press Ctrl + May + 8 to turn on paragraph marks. On a Mac, press the "control key (⌘) + 8".
  2. To delete empty paragraphs, place the cursor before the paragraph mark. hurry " to erase " under Windows or "fn + delete" on macOS.
  3. To clear page breaks, select the page break and press " to erase. »

If you use "Word Online", you cannot use paragraph marks, but you can still delete empty pages, as explained in the first option above.

Delete a page in Word using the Navigation Pane

  1. Select the " Seen " then check the box next to “Navigation pane”.
  2. Select the blank page thumbnail found in the left panel and press the " to erase " to remove this page from the list.

Remove white space in Word when using tables or pictures

Whenever a table is inserted into a Word document, a small space is added below it. If the table is at the end of the document and forces part of it onto a new page, it becomes difficult to remove that blank sheet area or empty space. To work around the table placement problem, try one or both of the methods below.

Option 1: Reduce font size to fix spaces after table/image in MS Word

This procedure prevents a table from being carried over to the next page because of the space below it.



  1. In Windows, press Ctrl + May + 8 to turn on paragraph marks. On a Mac, press the "control key (⌘) + 8".
  2. Right-click the paragraph symbol next to the space you want to remove and manually enter the smallest possible font size (usually 1pt). This step shrinks the blank line to provide more space on the page.

Option 2: Adjust paragraph spacing to fix spaces after table/image in MS Word

  1. If option 1 above does not work, change the paragraph spacing. Go to the “Paragraph” section, choose the “Line and Paragraph Spacing” icon, then select “Remove space after paragraph. »
  2. Your table should hopefully stay on one page, just before the page break.

Option 3: Hide spaces to prevent table/image from splitting to next page

If you suffer from areas of whitespace in your Word document from a table or image that doesn't fit at the bottom of the page, you can let the table sit on the next page and eliminate the spaces on the previous one. . Here's how.



  1. Click on “Layout -> Margins -> Custom Margins. »
  2. Change the top and bottom margins to "0."
  3. Return to your Word document and double-click the space between the page breaks.

The steps above eliminate gaps between pages so your image appears as if it is correctly below the content above. However, you may also need to add a page break.

Here's an example of a title (paragraph marks on) followed by an image that didn't originally match the bottom of the page. By following the steps above, the two elements appear together without any gaps.

No matter what changes you make to your content, the print preview always shows the white space. As for the blank pages, you have successfully removed them so that they do not appear in a printout or an exported PDF. Printers usually cannot print to the edge of a page because the ink bleeds and wears out the printer faster. The instructions in this article apply only to the benefits of viewing documents, not printing. However, sometimes you just need to add a page break in the content to bring it closer. If nothing else helps, give the page a break!

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