How to Delete an Entire Page Including the Header in Word 2007

By Foye Robinson

Microsoft Word 2007 includes tools that help you edit pages quickly. You can delete contents of your page or an entire page without selecting them manually. The Find and Replace tool enables you to select pages you want to remove. You can specify where your header appears in Word 2007. Since a document may include one or more headers, it's important to check how it's used before deleting it. You should delete a header differently if it's used throughout your document, than if it's only used for one page.

Step 1

Open the document that contains the page and header you want to delete.

Step 2

Click on "View" and "Print Layout" to view contents of your page and the header together.

Step 3

Select the "Home" tab from the Ribbon. Then click on the "Show/Hide" button in the "Paragraph" group to make section/page breaks and extra spaces visible throughout your document.

Step 4

Place your cursor on the page you want to delete, then click on the "Home" tab. In the "Editing" group, click on the "Find" arrow and select "Go To" (shortcut: "Ctrl+G"). The "Find and Replace" dialog box will open.

Step 5

Type "\page" into the text box and press the "Enter" key. The page will be highlighted in the background.

Step 6

Click on "Close" to return to your document. Press the "Delete" key to delete the entire page.

Step 7

Continue pressing the "Delete" key (if your document only contains one header throughout) until contents of the next page move to the page. Press the "Backspace" key instead (if the deleted page was on the last page) until your cursor moves to the previous page. The header will be removed on the original page you deleted.

Step 8

Delete the header (if the header is only used for that page) by double-clicking the header to make it active. Select the "Design" tab and click on "Header" and "Remove Header."