How to remove a blank page in Word.

Are you having trouble getting rid of a pesky blank page in your document? Learn how to remove a blank page in Word using a few different methods.

Word formatting isn’t always friendly. Depending on your margins and layout, it’s not uncommon for blank pages to appear that seem to be undeletable. Luckily, that’s not really the case. Try these two methods to remove blank pages in your Word documents.

Make the paragraph fit on the previous page.

The most common reason for pesky blank pages in a Word document is because the “paragraph” on the blank page doesn’t fit on the page before it. When there’s no space for another line, Word pushes it to the following page. No matter how many times you try to backspace, there’s simply no room, and the blank page remains.

A workaround for this problem is to change the font size on the blank page’s paragraph. Here’s how:

  1. Press ctrl+shift+8 (cmd+8 for Mac) to reveal the paragraph marks.
  2. Select the paragraph mark on the blank page you want to remove.
  3. Click in the Font size box, type 01, and press the Enter key.

It will remove the blank page and shrink the paragraph to fit on the previous page. You can then press ctrl+shift+8 (or cmd+8) to hide the paragraph marks again.

Extract pages online.

If you’d rather take fewer steps to remove a blank page in Word, you can use a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services to actually extract PDF pages online. Just save your Word document as a PDF (blank page and all) and follow these steps:

  1. Go to the PDF editor website.
  2. Upload your file.
  3. Select the blank page you want to extract.
  4. Download the new PDF file.

When you open the new PDF, the blank page will have magically disappeared. It won’t bother you ever again.

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