You can delete an entire page in Microsoft Word, even if it contains elements like text or graphics. What’s more, you can do this much more easily than highlighting everything, backspacing, and praying your formatting all works out. Word, it turns out, has a built-in feature that will simply nuke the entire page.
How to delete a page in Word on Windows
If you’re using Windows, place your cursor anywhere within the page you want to get rid of, then press Ctrl+G. You’ll be shown an “Enter page number” box, in which you’ll type “\page.” Hit Enter on your keyboard, select “Close,” and you’ll see that a page of content should be selected. Press the Delete button on your keyboard and you’ll be done.
How to delete a page in Word on a Mac
If you’re using macOS, your process for deleting a whole page will be similar. Click anywhere in the page you want to delete, then press Option+⌘+G on your keyboard. From there, the steps are the same: In that “Enter page number” box, type in “\page.” Hit Enter, select “Close,” check that the page in question is selected, and hit the Delete button on your keyboard.
What to keep in mind when deleting pages in Word
Be careful, of course. While you can “undo” the deletion, if you need the content of that page later down the line, you may not feel like smashing the undo button hundreds of times to get it back. It might be worth your time to keep a backup file in Word or even something simpler, like Google Docs, just in case you find yourself needing that one deleted page. Email yourself a copy of the document before you go through with the deletion so you have an older version available and it’s not clogging up the storage space on your computer.
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