Unwanted blank pages in a Word document will ruin your formatting and take up extra space. To remove these blank pages, you can refer to the following 6 method.
You may run into this problem from time to time: blank pages appear either in the middle or at the end of a Word document, which interfere with the correct formatting of your document. Generally, there may contain manual page breaks, section breaks or other elements in your document. And the empty pages are most often caused by page breaks. Indeed, there are some different ways to remove the blank pages. And the first step is to figure out why you get that empty page. Follow this article, you can remove the unwanted blank pages easily.
Method 1: Press “Backspace” or “Delete”
To remove blank pages caused by page breaks, the easiest and most basic solution is to press “Backspace” or “Delete” on your keyboard.
The “Backspace” key will delete the contents backward, so you need:
- Place your cursor at the page after the unwanted blank page.
- And press “Backspace” key until the blank page is removed.
The “Delete” key will delete the contents forward, so you need:
- Place your cursor at the page before the unwanted blank page.
- And press “Delete” key until the blank page is removed.
Method 2: Delete Several Continuous Blank Pages
You might need to hit “Backspace” several times in order to remove several continuous blank pages. However, there is a simpler way to do that.
- Click at the beginning of the unwanted blank pages, hold down the “Shift” key, then scroll down and click at the end of these blank pages.
- When you’re comfortable that you want to delete the selected blank pages, press “Delete” key on your keyboard.
Method 3: Delete the Last Blank Page
If the unwanted blank page is at the end of your document, you can take a look at this method to remove it.
- Place your cursor on the last page, and click “Home” tab, and then click the “Paragraph” dialogue box launcher.
- In the subsequent dialogue box, click the drop-down list under “Line spacing” to select “Exactly”, and select “1 pt” under “At”. By doing so, the blank page at the end of your document will disappear.
Method 4: Delete Page Breaks under “Draft” View
Normally, we cannot see “Page Break” symbols on our pages. However, we can also choose to visualize them and then delete them.
- Go to “View” tab, and then click “Draft”, in the “Document Views” group.
- Under “Draft” view, we can see “Page Break” symbol. Select it and then press “backspace” or “Delete” key to remove it. In this way, when you return to “Print Layout” view, the empty pages will then be removed.
Method 5: Remove Multiple Page Breaks
If your document contains a number of separated page breaks, it could be troublesome and time-consuming to delete them one by one. Instead, you can take use of “Replace” function in Word to remove them in batches.
- On the “Home” tab, click “Replace”.
- Word displays the “Replace” page of the “Find and Replace” dialogue. In the “”Find what” box, click “Special” and then select “Manual Page Breaks”.
- And input nothing in the “Replace With” box. And then click “Replace All”.
Method 6: Trouble with Tables on the Last page
Sometimes, there might be a table at the end of your Word document. By default, Word will automatically insert a paragraph break after it, which will then result in a blank page at the end. To delete this extra paragraph break, one of the simple ways is to reduce margins. Following these two steps:
- Under “Page Layout” tab, click “Margins” drop down arrow, in the “Page Setup” group.
- Find a suitable margin in the list, so that the blank page will disappear. Also, you can choose to customize margins.
Alternatively, you can also adjust the size of the table, so as to make it extra small to avoid displaying a new blank page.
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