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How to delete empty page in word 2007 (3 Simplest Ways)

July 22, 2022

While using word, extra pages appear sometime in your document which you do not want. They can be at middle or at the end of your document. And if you are wondering how to delete empty page in word. This is the right place you have come. Here you will learn how to delete empty page manually, using Word Typesetting, and using Find and Replace option.

The empty pages are create by breaks like page break, section break or line breaks. Removing them will delete all the blank pages. This is the short answer to your question how to delete empty page in word. Now let’s take a look at different methods to delete empty page step-by-step

Deleting breaks manually

1.Open your document where you have empty page. Notice in the test file that the 2nd page is empty between the content.

2.To see why the blank page is created, head to the Home tab at the top left corner and click it.

3.Now bring your cursor to Show/Hide Editing Marks option and click it. A drop-down menu will appear.

4.Now click on Show/Hide paragraph Marks option.

5.You will see that line breaks caused empty page in this document

6.Now bring your cursor to the last line break in the empty page and click once. You will notice the cursor blinking.


Now press and hold backspace, this will erase all line breaks one by one and empty page will be deleted. You will notice the content on next page will come at 2nd page instead of 3rd page.

Deleting breaks in by Word Typesetting option

1.Open the document containing empty page.

2.Bring your cursor to Home option and click it.

3.Now click Show/Hide Editing Marks button

4.Click on Show/Hide Paragraph Marks

5.You will notice line breaks appear on empty page

6.Go to Word Typesetting tab in Home option and click it. You will see a pop-up list.

7.Now bring your cursor to Delete option and click it. A drop-down menu appears.

8.Click Delete Blank Paragraph.

9.The empty page is deleted

Deleting breaks with Find/Replace function

1.Open your existing document having empty page.

2.Bring your cursor to Home tab and click it

3.Now bring your cursor to Show/Hide Editing Marks and click it. A drop-down meny appears

4.Now enable Show/Hide Editing Paragraphs

5.You will notice that the empty page is caused by page break

6.To delete it, go to Find And Replace option in the Home tab and click it which will bring pop-up menu.

7.Now bring mouse to Replace option and click it.

8.The Find and Replace dialogue box appears.

9.Now click on Find What dialogue box to enable it

10.Now click Special button. This will bring another drop-down menu

11.Select Manual Page Break option

12.Finally, click Replace All button.

13.A dialogue box appears saying All Done. WPS Writer Made 1 Replacement.

14.Click Ok

15.Now click Close button

16.The empty page is deleted and the content comes from 3rd page to 2nd page.

So these are the few different methods on how to delete empty page in word. The methods also work similarly on Mac and Windows whichever you have installed. But if you want to get more information Word features, you can subscribe to WPS Academy to learn in detail.

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