Deleting a blank page in Microsoft Word can be done using different methods. Here are several approaches you can try:

Method 1: Using the Backspace or Delete Key

  1. Place the Cursor at the Beginning or End of the Page:
    • Move your cursor to the beginning or end of the blank page you want to delete.
  2. Press the Backspace or Delete Key:
    • Press the Backspace key to delete content from the end of the document or the Delete key to delete content from the beginning of the document.
    OR
    • If there’s no content on the page, simply pressing the Backspace or Delete key should remove the blank page.

Method 2: Using the Navigation Pane

  1. Open the Navigation Pane:
    • Click on the “View” tab in the Ribbon.
    • In the “Show” group, check the “Navigation Pane” option.
  2. Select the Blank Page:
    • In the Navigation Pane, find the thumbnail of the blank page you want to delete.
  3. Delete the Page:
    • Right-click on the blank page thumbnail in the Navigation Pane.
    • Select “Delete” from the context menu.

Method 3: Using the Go To Feature

  1. Go to the Blank Page:
    • Click on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
    • Click on the small arrow in the “Find” group to open the “Navigation” pane.
    • Click on the “Go To” tab.
  2. Specify the Page Number:
    • In the “Enter page number” field, type the page number of the blank page you want to delete.
    • Click “Go To.”
  3. Delete the Page:
    • After going to the specified blank page, you can use the methods mentioned in Method 1 to delete the content on that page.

Method 4: Using Section Breaks

  1. Display Formatting Marks:
    • Click on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
    • Click on the ¶ symbol in the “Paragraph” group to display formatting marks.
  2. Locate the Section Break:
    • Identify the section break at the beginning or end of the blank page you want to delete.
  3. Delete the Section Break:
    • Place your cursor just before or after the section break.
    • Press the Backspace or Delete key to remove the section break and the blank page.

Method 5: Adjusting Page Margins

  1. Display Formatting Marks:
    • Click on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
    • Click on the ¶ symbol in the “Paragraph” group to display formatting marks.
  2. Check for Extra Paragraphs or Spaces:
    • Ensure that there are no extra paragraphs or spaces at the end of the content on the previous page.
  3. Adjust Page Margins:
    • Try adjusting the page margins if there are excessive white spaces causing the blank page.

After using any of these methods, remember to save your document to apply the changes. The specific steps might vary slightly depending on your version of Microsoft Word. If none of these methods work, there might be hidden characters causing the blank page, and you may need to troubleshoot further by examining the formatting marks and document layout.

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