How to delete a blank page at the end of a Microsoft Word document

Microsoft Word is a great tool for creating, editing and sharing your files with others but quite a few tasks can bother us when trying to work on a document. Deleting a blank page happens to be one such task. Here’s a simple solution for it!

Deleting a Page in Word document

Microsoft Word isn’t same as Microsoft PowerPoint, where you can remove slides by simply selecting and deleting them. In Word, you must delete content (text and graphics) to remove pages. To make empty paragraphs easier to see, switch to showing paragraph marks: Press Ctrl+Shift+8. Then, select the content of that page and hit delete.

Similarly, you can select and delete a single page of content anywhere in your document. For this, the procedure is somewhat different.

Here’s how it works!

Place your cursor anywhere in the page of content that you would like to delete and switch to the ‘Home’ tab.

On the Home tab, look for the ‘Find’ option located in the extreme top right corner and hit the drop-down arrow. From the list of options displayed, select ‘Go To’.

Now, type \page and then click Go To.

The action when confirmed will select the contents of the page.

Thereafter, simply choose ‘Close’, and then press ‘Delete’.

Delete a blank page in Word

In the opened Word document, choose Paragraph mark from the Paragraph group visible under ‘Home’ tab.

Now, to delete a blank page at the end of the document, select the paragraph markers (¶) at the end of the document, and hit ‘Delete’ button. Once done, click again on Paragraph mark to turn it off.

Delete a blank page in Word

If the abovementioned method fails to work, open the Word file and click on the ‘File’ menu.

Later, go to the Print option and select Print preview from the list of options displayed.

Finally, click on Shrink one page to automatically delete the other blank page.

That’s it!

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