Removing a blank page in Microsoft Word can be done by adjusting the layout settings, deleting extra paragraphs or sections, or using specific commands. Here are several methods you can try:

Method 1: Deleting Blank Paragraphs

  1. Show Paragraph Marks:
    • Click on the “¶” symbol in the “Home” tab. This will show paragraph marks, including empty paragraphs.
  2. Navigate to the Blank Page:
    • Scroll down to the blank page.
  3. Delete Empty Paragraphs:
    • Place your cursor at the end of the content on the page before the blank one.
    • Press the “Delete” key until you remove all the empty paragraphs.

Method 2: Adjusting Layout Settings

  1. Show Layout Options:
    • Click anywhere on the page before or after the blank page.
  2. Open Layout Options:
    • Navigate to the “Layout” or “Page Layout” tab.
    • Look for an option named “Layout” or “Layout Options.”
    • Select “Show layout” or a similar option.
  3. Remove Section Breaks or Page Breaks:
    • Check if there are any unnecessary section breaks or page breaks before the blank page.
    • Delete them by placing the cursor before the break and pressing “Delete.”

Method 3: Using Navigation Pane (Word 2013 and later)

  1. Open Navigation Pane:
    • Press Ctrl + F to open the Navigation Pane.
  2. Navigate to the Blank Page:
    • Scroll through the Navigation Pane to locate the blank page.
  3. Delete Content:
    • Click on the content on the blank page in the Navigation Pane.
    • Press the “Delete” key to remove the content and the page.

Method 4: Using Go To Feature

  1. Open the “Go To” Dialog:
    • Press Ctrl + G to open the “Go To” dialog.
  2. Enter Page Number:
    • Type \page into the “Enter page number” field.
  3. Navigate and Delete:
    • If the blank page is numbered, the cursor will jump to that page.
    • Delete the content on that page using the “Delete” key.

Method 5: Adjusting Print Settings

  1. Open Print Preview:
    • Go to the “File” tab and select “Print” or press Ctrl + P.
    • Click on “Print Preview.”
  2. Adjust Print Range:
    • If the blank page is visible in the preview, adjust the print range to exclude the blank page.
  3. Print or Cancel:
    • If the print range is adjusted correctly, you can either proceed to print or cancel the print operation.

Choose the method that best fits your situation and Word version. Ensure that you save your document after making changes to preserve your modifications.

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