How to Delete a Page in Microsoft Word 

How to Delete a Page in Microsoft Word 

Deleting a page in Microsoft Word 2019 can seem tricky, especially if you’re dealing with extra blank pages or pages with unwanted content. Follow these simple steps to remove any page from your document.

Step 1: Identify the page you want to delete

Before you begin, know which page you want to delete. You can easily identify a specific page by looking at the page number or content. If your document has multiple sections, you may need to check the section breaks to determine the correct page to delete.

Step 2: Select all contents on the page

To delete a whole page, you must select everything on it first. One quick way to do this is using the keyboard shortcut ‘Ctrl + A.’ This will highlight all text and objects on that page.

Method 1: Deleting a Blank Page

Step 1: Show Paragraph Marks

To see what might be causing an extra blank page:

  1. Open your Word document.
  2. Go to the Home tab.
  3. Click the ¶ (Show/Hide Paragraph Marks) button in the Paragraph group. This will reveal hidden formatting marks that might be causing the extra page.

Step 2: Delete the Page Break

  1. Scroll to the blank page you want to delete.
  2. If you see a Page Break symbol (—– Page Break —–), click right before it and press Delete on your keyboard.

Step 3: Remove Extra Paragraph Marks

  1. If extra Paragraph Marks (¶) are on the blank page, click before each and press Delete until the blank page disappears.

Method 2: Deleting a Page with Content

Step 1: Select the Page Content

  1. Navigate to the page you want to delete.
  2. Place your cursor at the beginning of the page.
  3. Press and hold Shift and click at the end of the page to select all the content.

Step 2: Delete the Content

  1. Press Delete on your keyboard to remove the selected content.
  2. If the page is still there, it might be due to extra paragraph marks or a page break, so follow Method 1 to remove those.

Method 3: Using the Navigation Pane

Step 1: Open the Navigation Pane

  1. Go to the View tab.
  2. Check the box for Navigation Pane in the Show group.

Step 2: Select and Delete the Page

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click on Pages.
  2. Please scroll to the page you want to delete and click on it to select it.
  3. Press Delete on your keyboard.


Deleting a page in Microsoft Word 2019 is straightforward once you understand the formatting marks and how to manipulate them. Whether dealing with a blank page or a page full of unwanted content, these steps should help you keep your document neat and organized.

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