How To Delete a Page in Word

Tutorial Bite: How to Delete a Page in Word

Welcome to the first tutorial bite. This will be a new series of blog posts, aimed at providing quick tutorials for commonly asked questions in popular software applications, like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

When you are working in Microsoft Word, it may seem counter-intuitive that you can’t just delete an entire page with a single command. Other tools, such as Adobe Acrobat, allow you to delete an entire page, why not Word?

Optional: Before you begin, change your view so that two pages are shown side-by-side.

Go to the View tab and click Multiple Pages.

screenshot-multiple-pages

To delete an entire page of a document, here is what you can do:

  1. Start by selecting all the text you want to delete. The easiest way to do this is to use your mouse to click and drag the sections of text to remove.
  2. Press the delete key on your keyboard.

 

How to delete a page break

Sometimes, you delete a bunch of text, but a single blank page remains, or a page with just a few sentences. This is because there is a page break, or another type of break on the page, which is invisible.

To see the breaks in your document:

  1. On the Home tab, click the Paragraph icon.

screenshot-paragraph-markers

2. All paragraph marks are now visible. Check for a Page Break, or other type of break, highlight it and click delete.

screenshot-page-break

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