How to Remove Page Break in MS Word

By Nick Davis

A page break begins a new page within Microsoft Word. The new page may be blank or contain text, graphics or other elements. When reformatting a document or eliminating pages, you may find page breaks you don't want. These page breaks are removable. Once a page break is taken out, the text or elements automatically adjust to the page immediately before the you removed. If you accidently remove a page break, undo the deletion via the "Edit" menu.

Step 1

Open the document from which you want to remove the page break if it is not already open by clicking "File," "Open" and navigating to the document's name and double clicking it.

Step 2

Click "View," "Normal" to place the document's view from "Print" or "Web," if using a version of Word older than 2007.

Step 3

Scroll to the end of the page before the page break you want to remove. Click on the margin to the left of the visible page break line to select it. You will see the page break line change to blue.

Step 4

Press the "Delete" key on your computer's keyboard.

Step 5

Use your mouse to highlight a blank page within your document, if the page break is between two pages containing text, then press the "Delete" key to remove the page break.

Tips & Warnings

  • If there is a page break before a single paragraph you would like to remove, use your mouse to highlight the paragraph, then click "Format," "Paragraph." Click the "Line and Page" tab. Click the check box next to the wording "Page break before" to clear the check box. Click "OK" to close the dialog box and delete the page break.