How to Delete a Page in Google Docs

Google Docs is a word processing tool created by Google which can be used within the Google Drive service. Similar to Microsoft Word, it provides plenty of features to make your word processing easier and stress-free.

Whether you are using MS Word or Google Docs, when you add content at the bottom of the page and press “Enter” a new page will be created. Usually, such a page is not needed. 

Deleting unwanted or extra pages can easily become a formating hell. Just remember that you are not alone, this is a common issue when creating a new document. Deleting the last page in Google Docs is a fairly easy and straightforward process, but removing blank pages from the middle of the document while preserving formatting can be tricky.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way! The following tips will show you how to delete a page in Google Docs.

Delete a Blank Page at the End of the Document

While creating content in Google Docs, most likely no new page will be created if the content ends somewhere in the middle of the page. On the other hand, if your content ends at the bottom of the page there is a chance that a new page will emerge after hitting the “Enter” key.

If or when this happens, simply place the cursor on the last page of the document after the last text line or word. When the text bar appears, press the “Delete” key. The blank area will move backward and the blank page will disappear.

Delete a Blank Page in the Middle of the Document

To delete a blank page in the middle of the document you can follow the previously mentioned steps. By doing this, you would be basically hitting the “backspace” or “Delete” button until the blank page is filled with the text from the next page. This is not the simplest thing to do and could ultimately cost you a lot of time.

The easiest and quickest way to delete a blank page in Google Docs is to select it. You can do that by dragging your cursor as you do when selecting a sentence. Once the page is selected, simply press “Delete” or “Backspace” and the page will disappear like it was never there.

Bonus Tips

On some rare occasions, users can unintentionally create blank pages by inserting page breaks. To delete a page break simply place the cursor in front of the first letter on the page and press “Delete”. Your document should now have the correct amount of pages.

Pages in Google docs can also be deleted by adjusting margins. An unwanted page can pop up if the margins at the bottom of the page are too big. You should eliminate extra spacing simply by making the margins smaller.

Are you looking for more tips for using Google Docs? Learn how to remove header in Google Docs and more on our blog!