How to Delete a Page in MS Word–The 8 Quick Ways

Do you want to know how to Delete a page in MS Word? if it is added by mistake in your documents. We know, Microsoft Word is a feature-pack program and allows you to write content and text documents. You have multiple advanced functions to give your written presentations an elegant style and present them in a better style. You will find multiple alternatives to MS Word, but it has a distinct place in the digital market.

Except for a lot of reliabilities with Word, you will find multiple deceptive complexities that irritate you a lot. Adding a random blank page in the document, maybe one of them, makes us irritated and we don’t know, how to get rid of it. Have you also faced such a situation while working with MS Word? In the post, we will discuss different methods of managing such an irritating situation.  

Method 1: Delete page in MS Word with the content

Go TO function is one of the easiest ways to erase pages with content in Word. Follow the given steps to complete the process;

  • Press Ctrl + G for Windows, and Command + Option + G for Mac to open the Find and Replace’ window.
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  • Head to the ‘Go To’ tab, insert the page number in the “Enter’ input box, and type in ‘/page’ without quotation marks.
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  • Press the ‘Enter’ key, and click the ‘Close’ option to select all the content.
  • Now click on the ‘Backspace/Delete’ key to erase all content easily.

Method 2: Delete Page in MS Word using the Navigation Pane

Navigation pane is used for previewing your documents or searching any specific page quickly. It also helps you to delete blank pages, simply follow the given steps;

  • Press Ctrl + H to quickly access to Navigation pane, or you can select it from the “View’ tab from the ribbon at the top of the screen.
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  • Select the ‘Pages’ tab, click on the ‘Blank page thumbnail’ preview, and access to top of the page.
  •  Click on the page at any place, and hold the ‘Shift’ key to select everything on the page.
  • Press the ‘Backspace/Delete key to erase all content from the page, and automatically you are enabled to remove the blank page.

Method 3: Delete Page in MS Word (Android and iOS devices)

Android devices have MS Word with limited features. You need to highlight the right content, before you delete the page in Word.

  • Select the content on the page by double-clicking it
  • Highlight the entire content on the page by expanding the parameters.
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  • Click on the ‘Delete’ icon.

Method 4: Delete Page in MS Word (Windows)

  • Select ‘Options’ from the ‘File’ tab, and click it to open ‘Word Options’.
  • Click on the ‘Display’ tab from the left panel.
  • Go to the ‘Always show’ option; tick the check box beside ‘Paragraph marks’ to show these formatting marks on the screen section.
  • You can reveal more symbols by turning every mark visible to check ‘Show all formatting’ marks option.
  • You can change the content how it will display on the screen, and when printed.

Method 5: Delete a Blank Page in Word

  • Make paragraph visible by pressing Ctrl + Shift + 8 for Windows, and Command + 8 for Mac.
  • Select the paragraph mark.
  • Go Font size box, type (01), and press the ‘Enter’ key.
  • It will fit the paragraph on the previous page to remove the unwanted blank page.
  • Hide the paragraph marks by pressing Ctrl + Shift + 8 for Windows, and Command + 8 for Mac.

In case of not fitting the paragraph for the previous page, simply make the bottom margin smaller, by following the given steps;

  • Go to the Layout tab, and select the Margins’ option.
  • Now, select Custom Margins, and change the bottom margin to a smaller size i.e. 0.7 cm.

Method 6: Delete page in MS Word by Converting to PDF

  • Open the ‘File’ option, and select the Save As’ option.
  • Select a location for saving the file, and click on PDF as the file type.
  • Go to the ‘Save As’ dialog box to select ‘Options’.
  • Select pages (From—To), under page range option, and leave out the blank page.
  • Press the ‘OK’ button, and click on the ‘Save’ option.

Method 7: Delete Extra Paragraph Mark to Delete Page in Word

By default, some characters are invisible and create a hindrance to deleting a page in Word. For example, ¶ character is used for the pilcrow symbol that is used at the start of the paragraph. It is invisible, and you need to change settings to make them visible.

  • Go Home tab in the Ribbon, and click on the ¶ symbol to display paragraph marks in your documents.
  • Select all extra paragraph marks and delete them using the backspace/delete key. As you delete all extra marks, the extra page is also deleted from your document.

Method 8: Use the Cut/Paste option

In case of not removing a page from documents, you can move it to another location;

  • Highlight the content on the page that is required to move elsewhere.
  • Cut the content using the Ctrl + X shortcuts from the keyboard.
  • Locate a new location for the page, press Ctrl + V, and paste out all content there.

Final Words

 So viewers, as you know deleting pages from Word is easy, but deleting a blank page is a complex process. Don’t worry; we have discussed some easy and simple processes for deleting blank pages from Word. You can select any of them according to your situation, and get rid of extra with a little grip of formatting settings.


Q: Why it is not possible to delete one page in Word?

The non-deletable end-paragraph function pushes out a new blank page at the end of the document. So the end paragraph fits onto the preceding page and stops to delete on the page.

Q: How can be any page deleted without affecting other pages?

Hover the cursor at the beginning of the page that is after the page you want to delete, press the delete key, and the required page will be deleted.

Q: Is it possible the delete a page with a header and footer?

Yes, you need to press Ctrl + G to open the Go To dialog box, insert the page number, and hit the ‘enter’ key.

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