How to Get a Blank Page for Typing

By Damarious Page

People who use word-processing applications to type out digital documents have multiple ways to begin their work. Out of convenience, users might use a default template in the word processor or download other templates from the Internet to get a head start on typing a document. User might also have go-to documents that they frequently recycle to use for future documents. Sometimes, however, you just need a clean slate. If you have forgotten how to get a blank page in your word processor, know that it is still an option in many popular applications.

Step 1

Click the "Microsoft Office" orb logo in the left corner of Microsoft Word. Select "New" from the menu to open a blank Word document. Alternatively, click on the icon that resembles a blank, white "sheet" of paper in the top-left corner of Word to open a new blank page for typing.

Step 2

Select "File" in the top-left corner of the Open Office's "Writer" application. Choose "New," and then select "Text Document" from the menu to open a blank page.

Step 3

Navigate to the "Docs List' in the Google Docs "Document" application. Select "Create New." Choose "Document" from the menu to open a blank page.

Step 4

Choose "File" at the top of the Microsoft Works "Word Processor" application. Select "New" from the menu, opening another window. Click "Blank Word Processor Document" from the menu.

Tips & Warnings

  • Press "Ctrl" and "N" on the keyboard, in nearly all word processing programs, to open a new, blank document.