How to Delete a Page in Google Docs in Various Ways?

Google docs is convenience. How? You know the user does not have to install the application or a package on the local system. The user saves some more space to utilize it for some other app. Nowadays, it has become a challenge to manage space and applications on the local system.

Now, you don’t have to worry about the Word, Excel, PowerPoint tools as all are available only by Google as well as Microsoft. You are rest assured on the features they provide. The features are the same as desktop tool(s).

Google docs formatting features are similar to MS Word tool. When the user is writing in the Google docs tool, the pages are automatically added once you keep pressing ENTER. No additional action is required to add a page in the doc you are drafting.

Similarly, you do not have to take separate action to delete a page. Though it is a simple step, some people still struggle and keep exploring on such a how-to step. No worries. Check out StrangeHoot for such how-tos.

Way 1 – How to Delete a Page in Google Docs?

Use Case: Alexander, project manager is writing a process document and by mistake, a blank page is inserted in between the pages with content. He wants to delete the middle blank page (no.2). 

Google Docs Blank Page
Google Docs Blank Page
  1. Focus the cursor on the start word of page no. 3.
Cursor
Cursor
  1. Press BACKSPACE. The content will start moving the blank page.
  2. Keep pressing BACKSPACE till the content moves to a blank page.
  3. The page no. 3 will be blank and the 2nd page fills with content.
  4. Get to the state below. 
Use BACKSPACE
Use BACKSPACE
  1. Put the cursor on the blank page. Keep pressing the BACKSPACE.
  2. The blank page will be removed. You are done!

NOTE: In macOS, use the Delete key instead of BACKSPACE to do the same.

Way 2 – How to Delete a Page in Google Docs in which Page Break is used?

Use Case: Alexander, project manager is writing a process document and by mistake, he added a page break. And, now he cannot type in and delete the page. Follow the steps.

  1. The same thing as above.
  2. Put the cursor on the blank page. 
  3. Choose the blank area selection. 
Page Break
Page Break
  1. Press Delete.
  2. The blank page will be removed. You are done!

Way 3 – How to Delete a Page in Google Docs using the Format menu 

Use Case: Alexander, project manager is writing a process document in Google Doc and he has set the line spacing option for the After property. This has created a blank page after the paragraph is inserted.

NOTE: The custom setting for “After” is set to 9. The value is greater than 0. Changing the value will remove the blank page that was created due to this.

  1. Open the document which has a blank page.
  2. Locate Format → Line Spacing → Customer Spacing.
Format Menu
Format Menu
  1. See the settings.
Custom spacing
Custom spacing
  1. Change “After” from 9 to 0.
  2. Apply changes.
  3. The blank page shall be removed.

Way 4 – How to Delete a Page in Google Docs by adjusting margin

Many times, the blank page is accidentally inserted due to changing the bottom margin value to a higher number. To resolve the issue, reduce the margin. The blank page will automatically be removed.

  1. Start Google Docs.
  2. Open the document where you are facing the blank page issue.
  3. Locate file → page setup.
Menu
Menu
  1. The pop up shall appear.
Page Setup
Page Setup
  1. Reduce the margin to 2.54.
  2. OK. You shall see the page is deleted.
  3. You are done.

Takeaway

Google Docs has made authoring easy. It gives seamless experience of writing, reviewing, formatting and printing the documents. You do not have to maintain a local repository of documents. One can keep the document handy and accessible anywhere, anytime! Keep writing using Google Docs.

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