Have you ever written a Microsoft Word document and found that your last page has only a few sentences and lots of spaces? Instead of editing your work, you can try out a great hidden feature in Word that might solve the problem.

The Shrink One Page command works by automatically resizing text and adjusting margins to shrink the document enough. If you are working on a document (such as a school essay) where you must use the required font or margin size, this command probably won’t work for you. But in other circumstances it’s worth a try. While you can cancel the command if things don’t look right, we recommend that you save the document first to be on the safe side.

The Cut One Page command is not on the ribbon by default, so you need to add it. The easiest way to do this is to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar. It’s a small toolbar in the top left corner of your window with a Save and Cancel command.

Go ahead and click the down arrow in the far right corner of the quick bar.

Select «More Commands» from the drop-down menu.

In the Word Options window, the Quick Access Toolbar category should already be selected on the left. On the right, select the «Select Commands From» drop-down menu and select «All Commands».

In the long list of commands on the left, scroll down and select the Reduce One Page command. Click the Add button to add it to the list of commands displayed on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Click «OK» when you’re done.

You will now find a «Cut One Page» button on the Word ribbon. Click on it to reduce your document by one page.

Be aware that because Word resizes fonts and margins, using this command can cause formatting issues, especially if you have images or other illustrations that are already positioned where you want them to be. Before saving the document, test it to make sure that no strange errors have occurred during the process. If there is, you can always click the cancel button to remove the changes.

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