You're feeling super proud as you've finally aced writing your Word report. But as you scroll through for a final review, you see a blank page appear in the middle of it.

You try to delete it, but it doesn't want to budge.

Y U No meme: word page, why u no go away

Sound familiar?

➡️ Check out 2 ways to delete a Word page to make your reports more on point.

Delete a page using the navigation pane 📄

👌 The easiest way:

  1. Click on View at the top of your document.

  2. In the Show options, click on the tick box next to Navigation Pane.

  3. A Navigation Pane will show down the side. Click on Pages.

  4. Scroll to find the blank page. Click on the page to select it.

  5. Press the Delete button on your keyboard.

👍 Ta-da!

The blank page is gone for good!

Delete a page using paragraph marks ¶

Paragraph marks are bits of formatting that sit in the background of your Word file.

Usually, you don't need to worry about them, but they're helpful as they'll show page breaks.

💡 Page break = new page

  1. Go to the page you want to delete.

  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + 8 (Windows) or ⌘ + 8 (Mac) on your keyboard.

  3. You'll see some text: ..........Page Break..........¶. This tells you there's a sneaky page break here.

  4. Highlight this text and hit delete on your keyboard.

🎯 Ta-da!

Feel the satisfaction as that page disappears forever!

Quiz

Tracy has a really long word document and wants to delete multiple pages. Which method should she choose?

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