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How to delete pages in Microsoft Word documents

If you’re wanting to delete a page containing text, graphics, or other content in a Microsoft Word document, or if you’re wanting to get rid of that blank white page at the end of your report that won’t appear to go away, here’s how.

Deleting a page in a Microsoft Word document

The easiest way to get rid of a content page in Word is to select the content on that page and press the Backspace key or Delete on Mac.

Alternatively, you can use the Microsoft Word text processor's built-in “Find and Replace” tool.

  • First, tap or click on the page that you want to delete. You can see the page number of the page you’re on by looking in the bottom-left corner of the window.
  • Next, press Ctrl + G on Windows, or Option + Command + G on Mac.
  • You’ll now be in the “Go To” tab of the “Find & Replace” window.
  • Now, type \page in the “Enter Page Number” text box.
  • Finally, Select “Go To.
The Find & Replace window in Microsoft Word
  • All of the content on your current page will be selected.
  • You can now press the Backspace key or Delete on Mac to delete the entire page

Delete the blank page at the end of a Microsoft Word document

Moreover, there is always a blank page at the end of any Word document that won’t go away. This is because the Microsoft Word includes an end paragraph that can’t be deleted.

As a result, this sometimes causes a blank page to appear at the end of a document, depending on where the last line of your content ended.

Since this ending paragraph can’t be erased, the only way to really eliminate the blank page at the end is to set the last paragraph's font size to 1pt.

  • First of all, you will need to make the paragraph marks appear on your Word doc.
  • To do this, press Ctrl + Shift+8 on Windows or Command + 8 on Mac.
Microsoft Word paragraph marking icon
  • Next, select the paragraph mark by putting your cursor on the last paragraph's marking icon and double clicking it.
  • This will make the formatting window appear. In the “Font Size” box, type “01” and press the Enter key.
  • After the resizing of the last paragraph, the blank page at the end will now be removed.
  • You can also safely remove paragraph marks now by pressing Ctrl + Shift + 8 or Command + 8 on Mac.

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