How to Delete a Blank Page in Word 2007

By Alan Okpechi

Having blank pages in a Microsoft Word 2007 document may look unprofessional to business leaders you are trying to impress. Blank pages can also make a Word document more difficult to read and waste paper when printing. Accidentally pressing "Ctrl-Enter" adds a page break to a document, leaving you with an unwanted blank page. Microsoft does not have any advanced features that allow for the deletion of a blank page and the process must be completed manually.

Blank Page Instructions

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word 2007 and open the document you wish to edit.

Step 2

Click on the bottom of the blank page so that your cursor is visible and blinking on the last line.

Step 3

Press the "Backspace" or "Delete Backspace" key on your keyboard until the cursor is on the previous page with content. Do this for each of the blank pages in your document.

Step 4

Click the "Office" button and choose "Save" to save the changes made to your Microsoft Word 2007 document.

Page Break Instructions

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word 2007 and open the document you wish to edit.

Step 2

Click on "View" on the main menu bar of Microsoft Word 2007. Select "Normal" view.

Step 3

Find the page break on your Word document. Highlight the page break by clicking on the margin to the left of the page.

Step 4

Press the "Delete" key to delete the page break. This will combine the pages that were located before and after the now deleted blank page.

Step 5

Click the "Office" button and choose "Save" to save the changes made to your Microsoft Word 2007 document.