How to Delete a Page in a Word Document

You can delete either a single page or a range of pages from your Microsoft Word document from wherever they are located in the document. This includes both pages with and without content, whether they are located midway through the document or at the end. If you need the pages to reappear, you can undo the changes by pressing Ctrl-Z.

Step

Use Draft view to view the content of the Word document without extra elements — such page boundaries, backgrounds, headers and footers. To switch to Draft view, select the View tab and click Draft in the Views group.

Switching to Draft view in Microsoft Word.
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Displaying hidden characters in Word.
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Step

Display the paragraph markers and other non-printing, hidden characters in your document by selecting the Home tab and clicking the Show/Hide button in the Paragraph group.

Deleting the Page Break line and paragraph marker.
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Step

Scroll through the document and locate the Page Break line. The page break may be followed by one or more paragraph markers. Select the Page Break and paragraph marker and press Delete to delete the blank page.

Selecting an entire page and deleting it.
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Step

Click anywhere in the page you want to delete and switch to the Home tab. Click Find in the Editing group and select Go To from the menu to display the Find and Replace dialog. Alternatively, press F5 to display the dialog.

Step

Type \page into the Enter Page Number field and click Go To to select the entire page. Click Close and press Delete to delete the page.