How to delete a blank page in Microsoft Word (3 Quick Fixes)

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Either in the middle or at the end of your Word document, there is a blank page that seems difficult to erase.

This is a very common and sometimes frustrating event faced by many users when creating Microsoft Word content.

Commonly asked questions:

  • How do I delete a page in Word that won’t delete?
  • How do I remove an extra page from my resume?

Here’s is the answer to all the questions related to above questions.

Method 1 – Using Backspace

Step 1 – Backspace: Return to the bottom of the unwelcome blank tab. Press the “Backspace Key” until the page is no longer visible.

Method 2 – Using Navigation Pane

Step 1 – Navigate to the “VIEW tab” in Ms Word

Step 2 – Choose Navigation Pane from the View Section. Select the blank page thumbnail by clicking on the pages.

Step 3 – Press and hold the delete key until it delete.

Delete a blank page in Microsoft Word - Using Navigation Pane
Delete a blank page in Microsoft Word – Using Navigation Pane

Method 3 – Page Break

MS Word uses page breaks to determine where a new page should begin. A manual page break in your document will help to eliminate unwanted blank page.

Mac – Press Ctrl+Shift+8 (⌘+8 on a Mac)

MS Word Page Break
MS Word – Page Break

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Ransilu Koralege

I'm Ransilu Koralege a senior consultant/ freelance writer/blogger and founder of  I always love to dig into digital marketing and always exploring and experimenting with different tools and strategies for building up a successful online business.

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