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How to Delete a Page in Word Document – 6 Easy Ways

Does that one extra page at the end of your Word document annoys you? If yes, then here are some of the reasons why it happens with the tech remedy to fix it on both your Windows and macOS systems.

1. One of the easiest ways to delete those annoying extra pages on your word document is using the ‘Backspace’ key.

Move the cursor to the page you want to delete. Then press the Backspace key again and again until the page gets deleted. Most of the time the work is done with just a few clicks of the Backspace button but some times it can be more than just a few clicks to make it vanish.
If this doesn’t work there are plenty of other ways to get rid of that extra page.

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2. Select Content and Delete

Select Content and Delete
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  • Press Option+⌘+G (for macOS) or simply Ctrl+G (for word). 
  • This will open up a pop-up window on your screen with a ‘Go to’ tab. In the field box, you have to enter the page number as specified.
  • Click on ‘Enter’ and then on the ‘Close’ option.
  • Now if there’s any content on the entered page number, it will get selected.
  • Click on the ‘Backspace’ button.

The unwanted page is deleted.

3. View Page and Delete It

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  • Click on the ‘View’ tab.
  • Now you will see three checkbox options (i.e. Ruler, Gridlines, Navigation Panel). Click on the ‘Navigation Panel’ checkbox.
  • On each page, a sidebar will appear.
  • Click on the page you want to remove.
  • The last step is to click on the ‘Backspace’ button until the page is deleted.

4. Condense the Extra Paragraphs

Condense the Extra Paragraphs
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Sometimes an extra paragraph at the end is the reason for that one irritating extra page. You can solve this problem by following these simple steps:

  • Click on the ‘Home’ tab.
  • Go to the ‘Show/Hide P’ option.

If there are paragraphs that are leaking onto another page, you get rid of them just by simply deleting it.

If the information is important and cannot be compromised with, then just change the font size to some smaller size than the previous one. So, the text size appearing on the screen becomes smaller. Thus, taking less space, the extra page will vanish automatically.

5. Delete the Page Break

Delete the Page Break
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Check whether there are page breaks before or on the page you want to delete. This you can find out by using paragraph shows. Following the previous two steps i.e.

  • Click on the ‘Home’ tab.
  • Go to the ‘Show/Hide P’ option.

You’ll be able to see the page breaker as it will appear as ‘page break’ — delete it.

When it gets deleted the extra page also disappears. Now to hide those paragraph marks click the ‘Show/Hide P’ button again.

6. The Incorrect Setup of Section

The Incorrect Setup of Section
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This problem of an extra page can also occur due to incorrect set up of sections. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
· Click on the ‘Layout’ tab.
· Then go to the ‘Margin’ option. A drop-down menu will appear.
· Click on the ‘Custom Margins…’ option. Now a pop-up window will appear on your screen.
·Look to the drop-down menu next to ‘Section start:’ located at the top of the window. Make sure the ‘New page’ is selected.

how to delete a page in word
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· Click on ‘OK’
The extra page is deleted.


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