This one frustrates a lot of Microsoft Word users.
You are working on a word document and when you are done, you see some additional pages at the end (or maybe in the middle) of the document.
And this happens more often than not.
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There could be more than one reasons for that additional page in your word document. In this tutorial, you will learn various ways to delete a blank page in Word.
You should know that there is no one-size-that-fits-all when it comes to MS Word. The same problem could be a result of many different things.
If one of the methods doesn’t work for you while you try to delete a blank page in Word- try the others.
This one is the easiest of them all.
If you see additional pages at the end (or middle) of your word document, here are the steps to tackle this:
You can also use this technique if you have blank pages somewhere in the middle of the document. Just click at the end of each document and use the backspace key to delete that blank page.
Another quick and easy way to delete a blank page in Word is to use the navigation panel in the View tab in the ribbon. Using this method, you can easily select the pages you want to delete and hit the delete key.
Here is how to do this:
If you have the extra pages in the middle of the document, you may not want to mindlessly keep on hitting the delete or backspace key.
There is a way you can make all the non-printing characters (such as line break and paragraph mark) visible in the document, and then you can just delete these to delete a blank page in word.
Here is how to do this:
Word can be quite stubborn sometimes. When none of these above techniques work, ask yourself – Is there a table in the document?
If you answer is yes, there is still hope for you.
Here is one issue with using Tables in Word – it automatically inserts non-printing characters after the table. And the worst part, you can’t delete this non-printing character (arghhhh..).
But there is a way around this.
Let’s first establish that it is a table that is causing the additional page in word. Follow these steps:
These are the four ways you can use to get rid of those extra pages that show up without invitation.
Note: I have tried these with MS Word 2013. While I believe these work the same way in 2016, 2007 and 2010. There might be minor differences in doing this in other versions, but the overall methodology is likely to be the same.
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