How to Delete a Page Break

A “page break” is a marker showing the end of one page and the beginning of another. The Microsoft Word application generates page breaks automatically when a page is filled with text or graphics. Page breaks can also be manually inserted, allowing users to begin a new page even if the prior page is not filled. Deleting a page break is simple no matter what version of Microsoft Word you are using. Before the page break can be deleted however, you have to be able to see it. Page break markers are visible in MS Word’s “Normal” and “Draft” views.

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Changing the view mode in Microsoft Word to make page breaks visible.

Microsoft Word 2003 (for PC)

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Go to the “View” menu. Select “Normal” view. The page break line should now be visible in the document.

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Click on the page break line.

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Press “Delete” on the keyboard.

Microsoft Word 2007 / 2010 (for PC)

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Go to the “View” tab in the menu. Select “Draft” view in the “Document Views” section of the menu ribbon. The page break line should now be visible in the document.

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Click on the page break line.

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Press “Delete” on the keyboard.

Microsoft Word 2011 (for Mac)

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Go to “View” in the menu bar. Select “Draft” view. The page break line should now be visible in the document.

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Click on the page break line.

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Press the “delete” key on the keyboard.