How do I delete a page in Microsoft Word?

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Illustration: Remove a page from a Word documentIn Microsoft Word, if you want to delete an entire page from the document, you can do so using one of several methods. It is important to note that there is no shortcut key for deleting an entire page in a Word document. The steps to delete a page also depend on whether the page has any text on it or is blank.

To delete a page in Microsoft Word, choose one of the options below for the steps to delete a page.

Highlight all text on page and delete

If the page you want to delete in the Word document has text on it, you will need to delete the text on that page to delete the page itself.

  1. Go to the page in the Word document that you want to delete.
  2. Highlight all the text on the page.
  3. Press the Delete key on the keyboard to delete the text.
  4. If the page remains after deleting all the text, press the Backspace key to delete the page.

Delete using Backspace key

If the page you want to delete in the Word document is blank, you can use the Backspace key to delete the page.

  1. Go to the page in the Word document that you want to delete.
  2. Move to the bottom of that page and click with your mouse toward the bottom-right of that page to place the text cursor at the end of the page.

Note: If there are no spaces or carriage returns on the page, the text cursor will appear at the top left of the page, at the beginning of the document.

  1. Press the Backspace key one or more times until the page has been deleted and the text cursor is showing on the page above the page you wanted to delete.

Delete using Delete key

If the page you want to delete in the Word document is blank, you can use the Delete key to delete the page.

  1. Go to the page in the Word document that you want to delete.
  2. Click with your mouse toward the top-left of the page to place the text cursor at the beginning of the page.
  3. Press the Delete key one or more times until the page has been deleted and the text cursor is showing on the page that was previously below the page you wanted to delete.

Note: If there are spaces or carriage returns on the page you are deleting, you will need to press the Delete key multiple times to delete those spaces and carriage returns, before the page is deleted.

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