How to delete a page in Microsoft Word

Deleting a page in Microsoft Word can be done using several methods, depending on whether you’re dealing with a blank page, a specific page, or multiple pages. Here are the most common methods to delete a page in Microsoft Word:

How to delete a page in Microsoft Word

Method 1: Using the Backspace or Delete Key

  1. Navigate to the Page: Open your document in Microsoft Word.
  2. Delete a Specific Page:
  • Place the cursor at the beginning of the page you want to delete.
  • Press the Backspace key or Delete key on your keyboard repeatedly until the content from that page is deleted.
  1. Delete a Blank Page at the End:
  • If there’s a blank page at the end of your document that you want to remove, place the cursor at the end of the preceding page (just after the content).
  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove the blank page.

Method 2: Using the Navigation Pane (Microsoft Word 2010 and later)

  1. Open the Navigation Pane:
  • Go to the View tab on the Ribbon.
  • Check the box for Navigation Pane in the Show group. This will open the Navigation Pane on the left side of the document.
  1. Navigate to Pages:
  • In the Navigation Pane, click on the Pages tab.
  • Scroll through the list of pages or use the search box to find the page you want to delete.
  1. Delete the Page:
  • Once you’ve located the page you want to delete, right-click on the page thumbnail in the Navigation Pane.
  • Select Delete from the context menu.

Method 3: Using Section Breaks (Advanced)

  1. Show Formatting Marks:
  • Go to the Home tab on the Ribbon.
  • Click on the ¶ button (Show/Hide Paragraph Marks) to display formatting marks, including section breaks.
  1. Identify Section Breaks:
  • Section breaks can cause unwanted blank pages. Identify if there’s a section break causing the blank page you want to delete.
  1. Delete Section Breaks:
  • Place your cursor just before the section break.
  • Press Delete to remove the section break. This might remove the blank page associated with that section break.


  • Content on Pages: Ensure you’re not deleting important content accidentally. Review the document before confirming deletion.
  • Save Changes: Save your document after making changes to ensure you don’t lose any important edits.

By using these methods, you should be able to delete a page in Microsoft Word efficiently, whether they are specific pages, blank pages, or pages affected by section breaks.

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