Here are three ways to delete a page in Microsoft Word. The first is to place your cursor at the very top of the empty page, and hit the delete key on your keyboard. The blank page will disappear and the cursor will be brought to the bottom of the prior page. Sometimes, however, hitting. 2017-8-22 Delete page directly after table in Word 2016 Mac I've got a horizontal table on one page. While working on the table, the last row was bumped to the next page, but now that I have it complete, the table is back to page one, but Word refuses to let me delete the second page that is blank.
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It's probably an invisible character like a page- or section-break. Click the 'show invisibles' button (the paragraph mark) and you may see it (and be able to select it easily), then delete it.
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Depending on how you have your fn keys set in System Preferences, you may have to also hold the fn key
Hey, can I submit this as a hint? :-)
Better yet, drop Word altogether and use free (libre) Unix-based text processors TeX (or LaTeX) or groff. There's a learning curve, but they produce outstanding output—far, far better than Word. If the Terminal isn't for you, Pages is great and cheaper than Word. I simply don't abide Microsoft anymore.
Doesn't putting the cursor as far to the end as you want and pressing the (forward) Delete key a couple times do the same thing? (If you don't have one, it's Function+Delete, where 'delete' is the backwards delete key that corresponds to 'Backspace' on a PC keyboard.)
Slightly better: see if it's a hidden character.
Even better: use LaTeX instead. :)
I've also found that the pagination options for the last paragraph can affect this behavior. You can change it from 'Paragraph…', Pagination (or something like that; at least that's how it is in Word 2004).
This doesn't work at all, at least in Word 2008. Interestingly enough, QuickLook shows only one page while Word itself shows two (the second being blank).
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Does anyone know if this works in Pages? I gave up on word a while ago because it is too slow on a mac.
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How To Delete Page On Microsoft Word Mac
Hello, I did what was recommended at the beginning of this thread but it deleted my headers on the other pages...I guess this a different question but headers and footers drive me insane. If the document has already been created and I added a Break Page, can I unlink the pages after the fact and not create havoc?
Thank you very much!