How To Delete Blank Page In Microsoft Word

It can be frustrating when you click on a Word document and open it only to find that there is a blank page.

Luckily, there are several ways to delete blank pages from your Microsoft Word documents with ease. This blog post is all about deleting a blank/unwanted page from Microsoft word.

Delete A Blank Page In Microsoft Word

There are different methods that will work for deleting the blank pages in your document for example you can try it out by using the right-click menu, by selecting “Delete Pages” from the home tab, or by highlighting all of the text on the page and clicking “delete”, and many other ways, all of them are discussed below.

So if one method doesn’t work for you, you have many other choices.

No matter which method you use, make sure you have selected all of the text before trying to delete it so as not to lose any content.

If these methods don’t work for some reason, try opening up another copy of Microsoft word. Sometimes one copy of Microsoft word will save a file and then another copy of it will not.

Method 1: Delete Blank Page Using Right-Click Menu

In order to delete a blank page using the right-click menu, follow these steps.

First, open the document that has a blank page.

Right-click and select “select all” to highlight all of the text on that particular page.

Then right-click and select “delete.”

You should see a message at the bottom of your screen asking if you want to delete just one page or delete all pages containing the selected text.

It is important to make sure you click on one of these options so as not to lose any content from your document.

Method 2: Delete Blank Page Using Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

There are several shortcut keys that can be used in order to quickly remove a blank page from your document without having to use menus or highlighting text. To do this follow these:

Open up your document with the blank page.

Navigate to the “home” tab of your toolbar and highlight all of the text on the page by clicking on the icon that says “select.”

Once this is done, click on “delete” in order to get rid of all of the selected text.

Click on an empty area of your document in order for it to save or you can click “Ctrl + S” if you are using a PC.

Finally, be sure to close out Microsoft word when finished. 

Method 3: Delete Blank Page Using Drag Option                                            

One more option is to use drag when deleting a blank page. To delete one or multiple pages when dragging, follow these steps:

Highlight the text on a blank page.

  Hold down “Ctrl” and “A” on a PC or do the same thing on a Mac if you are using one.

Drag all of the highlighted text to any area of your document without the text in it, such as between two pages

The text will disappear from between those pages and go into that blank space you selected.   

Be sure to click anywhere else within your document after doing this. If you do not, then Microsoft word may think that is where your cursor is and continue deleting words from your document!              

Method 4: Delete Blank Page Using Paperclip Icon                    

At times, when trying to delete a single page, a message pops up asking “do you want to delete all pages containing the selected text” and this is when the paperclip icon comes in.

There is only one page that contains selected text, but it appears on two pages. This is when you click the paperclip icon and then select “delete the page.”

Method 5: Delete Blank Page Using A Dialog Box                               

  Follow these steps to delete a blank page with a dialog box.

Steps are almost identical to the right-click menu method, except instead of right-clicking, highlight text by clicking on it with your mouse.

After highlighting all of the text in question using your mouse, click on the home tab at the top of your toolbar or go to “file” and select “print.”

A message will pop up asking you what want to do – delete just the page or delete the whole document with that one page.

Click on “delete” or “delete entire doc,” and a new dialog box will pop up.

This time you’ll need to click on select all in order to highlight all of your text once again, then click delete from the bottom right corner of this window.

How To Delete A Page Which Could not Be Deleted In Microsoft Word

Method 1: Delete Blank Page In Microsoft Word Using VBA Code                   

In order to delete a page from your document that could not be deleted using the above methods, you must use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code with macros.

Steps For Use:

Open up your microsoft word document which is having a blank page that could not be deleted.

Now press “ALT+F11” key on your keyboard or click on Tools>Macro>Visual Basic Editor in the menu bar at the top of your screen.

Make sure “document1” is selected and press ctrl+R to open up their respective modules. You will see two boxes;

Now copy the following lines of code into that window

Subdocument.ActiveDocument.Shapes("Rectangle 1").Select Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft

If you have multiple blank pages which need to be deleted, do this for each page by replacing the name of the page.

For example, if there are 3 pages that need to be deleted it will look like this –

Subdocument.ActiveDocument.Shapes("Rectangle 1").Select Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
Subdocument.ActiveDocument.Shapes("Rectangle 2").Select Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
Subdocument.ActiveDocument.Shapes("Rectangle 3").Select Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft

Press “F5” key or go to file> save to save the changes you made in your document. Now again edit the document and see, the blank page which could not be deleted earlier is now gone!

*Note: VBA code will only work if you have Microsoft Word installed on your computer, if that’s not case then follow Method 2 given below.

Method 2: Delete Blank Page In Microsoft Word Using A Macro                    

  Follow these steps to delete a blank page using a macro.

Steps are almost identical to the first method, except instead of clicking onAlt+F11,” click on “developer” tab at the top of your toolbar or go to “tools” and select “macro.”

A message will pop up asking you what want to do – delete just the page or delete the whole document with that one page.

Click on “delete” or “delete entire doc,” and a new dialog box will pop up.

This time you’ll need to click on select all in order to highlight all of your text once again, then click delete from the bottom right corner of this window.

Once you have executed the macro in your document, check it out and see that your blank page has been deleted!

Conclusion

Learning how to delete a blank page in Microsoft Word using the above methods is very easy.

You can choose any of these methods and apply them on your own computer after reading this article carefully.

However, if you face any problem at all or want to know more about how to delete a single page in Microsoft Word then comment here and let me know – I will try my best to help you.

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