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How To Delete a Blank Page in Microsoft Word


If your Word document inadvertently includes blank pages, it might be caused by empty paragraphs, section breaks, or page breaks. Continue reading to discover how you can delete a blank page in Microsoft Word.


Deleting a Blank Page in Microsoft Word

Continue reading to figure out how to reverse empty paragraphs, section breaks, and page breaks.


N.B. If you have found that the blank pages only appear when you print your document, it may be due to your printer settings.

Extra Blank Paragraphs

If your blank page is located at the end of your document, it may be caused by the existence of extra blank paragraphs after your text. To determine if this is the case, press [CTRL + Fin], or scroll to the end of the document. Next, activate the option in the top-right corner:


If you see several appear at the end of your, it is because you have, indeed, entered several extra blank paragraphs. Select them with your mouse, and delete them by pressing the Delete button on your keyboard:


Manual Page Break

Your blank pages may have been caused by an accidental — or purposeful — page jump that you have inserted.


Scroll through your document to locate any page breaks that might be present. They are indicated by two horizontal lines and the words Page Breaks.

When you find any unintentional ones, highlight them, then press Delete on your keyboard:


If you don't see any page breaks in your document, make sure to activate the option in the top-right corner:


Section Break

Section breaks allow you to manage the formatting of your document, but they can also be the cause of inadvertent blank pages in your document.


Scroll through your document to locate any section breaks that might be present. They are indicated by two horizontal lines.

When you find any unintentional ones, highlight them, then press Delete on your keyboard:


If you don't see any page breaks in your document, make sure to activate the option in the top-right corner:




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