How to Delete a Page in Word on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

How to Delete a Page in Word on Mac

When working on a document in Microsoft Word on your Mac, you may come across situations where you need to delete a page. Whether it’s an extra blank page or a page containing unwanted content, removing it can help make your document more concise and professional. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting a page in Word on Mac.

Method 1: Using the Backspace or Delete Key

If the page you want to delete is at the end of your document or if there’s no important content that you want to preserve on that page, using the Backspace or Delete key is the easiest method:

  • Step 1: Open your Word document and navigate to the page you wish to delete.
  • Step 2: Place your cursor at the beginning of the content on that page.
  • Step 3: Press the Backspace key if you want to delete the previous page, or press the Delete key if you want to delete the current page.

Method 2: Using Section Breaks

If your document contains section breaks and you want to delete a specific section, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open your Word document and go to the beginning of the section you wish to delete.
  • Step 2: Click on “Layout” in the top menu bar.
  • Step 3: In the “Page Setup” group, click on “Breaks” and then select “Next Page” under the “Section Breaks” section.
  • Step 4: Scroll to the page you want to delete, place your cursor at the beginning, and press the Backspace or Delete key.

Method 3: Using the Navigation Pane

If you have a large document with multiple pages, using the Navigation Pane can make it easier to locate and delete specific pages:

  • Step 1: Open your Word document and click on “View” in the top menu bar.
  • Step 2: Check the box next to “Navigation Pane” in the “Show” section.
  • Step 3: The Navigation Pane will appear on the left side of your screen. Click on “Pages”.
  • Step 4: Locate the page you want to delete, right-click on it, and select “Delete”.

Method 4: Using Page Breaks

If your document contains page breaks instead of section breaks, follow these steps to delete a specific page:

  • Step 1: Open your Word document and go to the page you wish to delete.
  • Step 2: Place your cursor at the beginning of that page.
    • a) If there’s a continuous line of blue dots above your cursor, it means there’s a page break. Press Delete or Backspace until the page is deleted.
    • b) If there’s no blue dots, click on “Insert” in the top menu bar, go to “Pages” and select “Page Break”.

By following these methods, you can easily delete unwanted pages in Word on your Mac. Remember to save your document after making changes to ensure that you don’t lose any important content. Happy editing!

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