How to Delete the Last Page on a Word Doc

By Contributing Writer

Microsoft Word is a popular word processing software distributed as a part of the Microsoft Office package. The latest release of the program is Word 2007. Microsoft documents support a special symbol that is "page break." It introduces a mandatory separation between consecutive pages. Deleting a last page in Microsoft Word is a bit tricky when the page break is presented.

Step 1

Log in to your user account in Windows 7/Vista/XP. Click "Start," and then open the folder "Microsoft Office." Click on " Microsoft Word" to launch Word 2007/2003 or XP.

Step 2

Press "Ctrl-O" to browse your computer and open the Word document.

Step 3

Examine the document status bar that is the bottom line in the Word window. In the left corner of the status bar you will see the page count, for example "1/9" (Microsoft Word XP/2003) or "Page 1 of 9" (Microsoft Word 2007). The second value is the last page number.

Step 4

Press "Ctrl-G" on your keyboard to open a window. Select "Page" on the left panel of that window and type the number that corresponds to the last page in the field "Enter page number." Click "Go to" to navigate to the first character on the last page.

Step 5

Select the last page from the first character to the end by holding the left mouse button. Then press the "Del" or "Ctrl-X" on your keyboard to delete the last page.

Step 6

Check the status bar; the page count should decrease by one. If it remains the same then there is a page break between the last page and the previous one; proceed to the Step 7.

Step 7

Press the combination "Ctrl-End" on your keyboard to go to the very end of the document. Then press "Backspace" to delete the page break.