How to Delete Page with & without content in MS Word

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From time to time, it happens that a page gets too much into a Word document. For example, by previously deleted contents or too fast scrolling. Especially with very long texts, formatting can sometimes be a bit tricky. In this guide, we will show you how do you delete single page with and without content in MS Word.

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However, you can easily delete a blank page. It may not be possible to remove a page with section breaks or page breaks without first deleting the page break. Deleting a page in Word seems awkward at first, but now it is actually quite simple. 

Delete page without content

Unwanted empty pages are mainly caused by manual page breaks, which cannot be retracted later. In the default, view Word hides the corresponding control characters, which is why it is so complicated to find the right place to delete the page.

It becomes easier if you adjust the display. The function to display break characters helps you to do this. You activate this function by clicking on the paragraph sign “” in the “Start” tab. Now it will display all break characters.

  • To delete an empty page or its page breaks, first switch to the draft view. To do this, click “Draft” on the “View” tab.
  • Select the page break and press the “Del” key from the bottom.
  • You should now delete the page.
view draft and select

Remove page with content

If it is still content on the page, you will need to do things a little differently:

  • Highlight the content of the page with “CTRL + A.”
  • Or, select all the contents by pressing Left Button.
  • Then press the “Del” key on the keyboard.

The page should now be deleted, including content.

Blank page with page break

In some cases, if there is page break in page in the blank page, follow these steps to delete page with page break:

  • Place the cursor before the page break.
  • Press CTRL + Shift + A at the same time.
  • Or, select the Page Break and
  • Then, press the “Del”
  • The blank page with page break will be deleted.

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