Deleting a page break in Microsoft Word can be done using various methods. Here are several approaches:

Method 1: Using the Backspace or Delete Key

  1. Place the Cursor Before or After the Page Break:
    • Move your cursor just before or after the page break you want to delete.
  2. Press the Backspace or Delete Key:
    • Press the Backspace key to delete content from the end of the previous page or the Delete key to remove content from the beginning of the next 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. Navigate to the Page Break:
    • Use the Navigation Pane to find the page break you want to delete.
  3. Delete the Page Break:
    • Right-click on the page break in the Navigation Pane.
    • Select “Delete” from the context menu.

Method 3: Using the Show/Hide Feature

  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 Page Break:
    • Identify the page break in your document.
  3. Delete the Page Break:
    • Place your cursor just before or after the page break.
    • Press the Backspace or Delete key to remove the page break.

Method 4: Using the Ribbon

  1. Place the Cursor Before or After the Page Break:
    • Move your cursor just before or after the page break you want to delete.
  2. Go to the “Layout” or “Page Layout” Tab:
    • Click on the “Layout” or “Page Layout” tab in the Ribbon at the top of the Word window.
  3. Delete the Page Break:
    • In the “Page Setup” group, click on “Breaks.”
    • Choose “Remove Page Break” or “Delete” depending on your version of Word.

Method 5: 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 associated with the page break 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 consequently, the page break.

After deleting the page break, the content on the two pages will merge into one. Be sure to save your document after making changes. The specific steps might vary slightly depending on your version of Microsoft Word.

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