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How To Delete a Page in Word

by Hung Nguyen

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Two methods to quickly remove pages from a Word document.

Unlike other Microsoft-related offsprings such as PowerPoint presentations or Excel spreadsheets, you can’t delete a page in a Word file quickly, with just one click. The process to delete a page is rather tedious—you have to locate the page, highlight the whole thing, and press the “Delete” button to remove the designated page. In this article, we'll illustrate the manual method, as well as the quick way to delete a page in a Word document.

How To Delete a Page in a Word File Manually

 
  1. Open the document in Word and go to the page you want to delete.
  2. Press Ctrl + G for Windows, or Option + Command + G on a Mac.
  3. In the dialog box, type '\page' and hit the “Enter” key, which will highlight the whole page.
  4. Press “Close” and then “Delete” on your keyboard to erase the whole page.

You can do this for as many pages as you’d like. As you’ve guessed, this method manually highlights the whole page within your Word file, including all the text, images, and assets on the page. Afterward, you can hit “Delete” or the backspace key to get the page removed. In cases where you want to create a manual page break or to select the paragraph you want to delete within a structured page, this can get even more tiresome.

This first method is a quick way to delete an extra page in Word. Yet, if you’re looking for a solution on how to delete blank pages in Word that doesn't require opening the document in Microsoft Word, or simply a much faster way to remove pages, there is a second option. You can convert the file to PDF, which will enable you to access our online Delete PDF Pages tool, and easily remove pages.

How To Delete a Page in Word the Quick Way

  1. Save the Word file to PDF with our Word to PDF tool.

  2. Download the file, click “Delete Pages” on our toolpage.

  3. Drag the converted file in, hover over the page(s).

  4. Click the trash bin icon to delete and click “Apply Changes.”

  5. Download as PDF or convert it back to Word, if needed.

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How to delete a page in Word, using Smallpdf.

Once you have the Word file in PDF format, you can quickly delete pages with just a simple click. If the thumbnails can’t render the content clearly, there is the option to zoom into each page. All three tools: the converters to and from PDF and Word, as well as the one to delete pages from your file, are free to use. Because no registration is needed, you can access them through the links above to get started right away.

What Is Smallpdf? Is It Free? Are My Files Secure?

 

We are the first PDF software you will actually like and the most prominent one online, too. With over 40 million users every month, we help people from all over the world with common problems relating to digital documents, such as compressing, converting files to and from PDF, and annotating large documents.

Thanks to all of our tools, you can work with other formats including PPT, Excel, and image files. As long as you can convert and save them in PDF format, you can easily remove individual pages.

All of our tools are available completely free of charge with a 2-task per day limitation. You can also subscribe to Smallpdf Pro for unlimited access to our tools—perfect if you work with PDFs regularly.

Security is extremely important to us as a cloud-based business, which is why we use TLS encryption to ensure safe transfers for all file uploads and downloads. When using our online tools, your documents will only be on our servers for one hour, and then they’re deleted, giving you just enough time to download them. The only time we keep files longer is when the user needs to, i.e., when you request an e-signature or create a sharable link to your converted file. You can read up on our Privacy and Terms for more information!

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf