In this article, there is the way to quickly remove blank paragraphs at the beginning of each page in your Word document.
Every once in a while, when copy and paste contents from one document to another, change of text formatting can result in extra blank paragraphs at the beginning of some pages. And the practical demand is to delete just the blank paragraphs at the beginning of some pages instead of all blank ones in the entire document. To quickly get rid of them will require help from a macro.
Run Word Macro to Remove Blank Paragraphs
- First and foremost, click “Developer” tab in the Ribbon and then the “Visual Basic” command. But, if the “Developer” tab is not available yet, just press “Alt+ F11” instead.
- Next in the VBA editor, click “Normal” project on the left.
- Then click “Insert” on the menu bar.
- In the drop-down menu, choose “Module”.
- This way you have inserted a new module under “Normal” project.
- Next step, open the module by double click on it.
- In the right side of the coding area of the module, paste these codes there:
Sub RemoveAllBlankParagraphsAtTopOfPage() Dim objDoc As Document Dim objPara As Paragraph Dim nPageNum As Integer Dim objRange As Range Dim nTotalParaNum As Long Dim nPageParaNum As Long Dim nParaNumRemoved As Long Application.ScreenUpdating = False ' Initialize and count the total number of paragraps in the document. Set objDoc = ActiveDocument nTotalParaNum = objDoc.Paragraphs.Count nPageNum = 0 ' Step through each page and delete blank paragraphs at the top of each page in the document. For nPageNum = 1 To Selection.Information(wdNumberOfPagesInDocument) Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToPage, Which:=wdGoToNext, Name:=nPageNum Set objRange = Selection.Range objRange.End = Selection.Bookmarks("\Page").Range.End objRange.Select nPageParaNum = nPageParaNum + objRange.Paragraphs.Count For Each objPara In objRange.Paragraphs If Len(objPara.Range.Text) = 1 Then objPara.Range.Delete nParaNumRemoved = nParaNumRemoved + 1 Else Exit For End If Next objPara If nParaNumRemoved + nPageParaNum >= nTotalParaNum Then Exit For End If Next nPageNum Application.ScreenUpdating = True Set objDoc = Nothing End Sub
- Then click “Run” button or press “F5” instead to execute the macro.
When the process is done, you will receive a message box, such as below:
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