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How to Delete a Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC

There are a few quick and easy ways to delete a page in Microsoft Word. Using a few keyboard shortcuts, you can delete a page filled with content in the middle of your document, or you can delete a blank page at the end of your Word document. Here’s how to delete a page in Microsoft Word on a Windows 10 computer.

Note: These steps only work on Windows 10 computers. If you want to know how to delete a page in Word on a Mac, check out our step-by-step guide here.

How to Delete Any Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC

To delete a page in Word on a Windows 10 computer, click anywhere on the page that you want to delete and press the Ctrl + G keys on your keyboard. Then type \page in the pop-up window. Next, click Go To and then Close. Finally, press Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.

Note: Before deleting a page in your Word document, you might want to save and back up your Word document first.

  1. Open a Word file on your Windows 10 PC.
  2. Then click anywhere on the page you want to delete.

    Note: You can manually scroll down until you reach and see the page that you want to delete. Or, if you know the page number that you want to delete, you can press Ctrl + G on your keyboard. Then type in the page number, press Enter, and click Close.

  3. Then press the Ctrl + G keys on your keyboard at the same time.
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  4. Next, type \page into the text box. You should find the backslash key just above your Enter key.

    Note: If you don’t have a backslash key (\) on your keyboard, you can copy it from the steps above and paste it into the text box. Or you can hold the Alt key on your keyboard and type the number 92.

    How to Delete Any Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC
  5. Then click Go To. You can also press the Enter key on your keyboard.
    How to Delete Any Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC
  6. Next, click Close. You can also press the Esc key on your keyboard. This will select and highlight all the text, images, and content on the page you selected.
    How to Delete Any Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC
  7. Finally, press Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.
How to Delete Any Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC

If you are trying to delete a blank page, and you are having trouble, you can use another keyboard shortcut. Here’s how:

How to Delete a Blank Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC

To delete a blank page in Word on a Windows 10 computer, open a document and go to the blank page. Then press Ctrl + Shift + 8 on your keyboard and highlight Page Break or the paragraph markers. Finally, press Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.

  1. Open a Word file on your Windows 10 PC.
  2. Then go to the blank page you want to delete. You can manually scroll down or press Ctrl + End on your keyboard to go to the end of the Word document. 
  3. Next, press Ctrl + Shift + 8 on your keyboard. When you press these keys at the same time, it shows Page Break at the beginning of blank pages and paragraph marks at the beginning and the end of paragraphs.
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    Note: Instead of using the keyboard shortcut, you can also click the Show/Hide paragraph marks button in the ribbon at the top of your Word window. You can find this by clicking the Home tab, and it will be in the Paragraph group.

    How to Delete a Blank Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC
  4. Then highlight the Page Break or paragraph marks. Click and drag your mouse over the Page Break or paragraph marks.
    How to Delete a Blank Page in Word on a Windows 10 PC
  5. Finally, press Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.  

Now that you know how to delete a page in Word, check out our article on how to get Microsoft Office on your iPhone or Android device.

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Updated on March 26, 2021

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