If you have an unwanted blank page in Microsoft Word 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 on your Windows 10/8.1/7 PC, there are a few ways to get rid of the blank page in MS Word like figure out why you have that empty page. See notes below:
- When blank page appears ONLY when you print and does not appear in Word then it’s likely that you have your printer configured, so you need to check the settings on the printer.
- When you’re looking to delete a page that has content on it, click at the beginning of the content you wish to delete, hold down the SHIFT key, then click at the end of the content you want to delete. But if you’re comfortable that you want to delete the selected content, press the DELETE key on your keyboard.
- If you’re looking to delete your entire document, rather than just one or more pages within your document, see Delete a file.
Easy Way to Delete A Blank Page in Microsoft Word
When your unwanted blank page in Microsoft Word is at the end of your document, go to the end of the document by pressing CTRL+End and press Backspace. If your blank page is due to some extra paragraphs or a stray manual page break this may quickly remove it.
How to Delete A Blank Page in Microsoft Word Windows 10/8.1/7
First, you need turn on paragraph marks to see what’s causing the blank page. Press CTRL+SHIFT+8 or click the Show/Hide ¶ button on the Home tab of the Ribbon.After you have the paragraph marks turned on, you can see what’s causing the blank pages in the document:
- Extra paragraphs
- Manual page break
Word 2003 and earlier: Press Ctrl+Enter or Insert | Break: Page break.
Word 2007 and above: Press Ctrl+Enter or through the Breaks gallery in the Page Setup group on the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon.
- Section break (change the section break to a Continuous section break)
1. Place your cursor after the section break you want to change.
2. Then go to the Layout tab of the Ribbon.
3. Click the Page Setup dialog launcher.
4. On the Layout tab of the Page Setup dialog box, click the Section start drop down and select Continuous > OK.
Table at the end of the document
1. Select the paragraph mark and press CTRL+D to open the Font dialog.
2. Click the Hidden checkbox to hide that paragraph.
3. Turn off Show/Hide ¶ by clicking the button on the Ribbon or pressing CTRL+SHIFT+8.