While there is no action that removes the page from document Microsoft Word you can easily delete all text on this page using the Delete or Backspace key on your keyboard. However, first use the Show/Hide feature to see exactly what needs to be removed.

This article applies to Word for Office 365, Word for Office 365 for Mac, Word 2019, Word 2019 for Mac, Word 2016, Word 2016 for Mac, Word 2013, and Word 2010.

Use the Show / Hide feature

The Show/Hide feature in Word displays hidden formatting characters such as paragraph marks, table cells, page breaks, and spaces between words. Use it to see what you need to delete and avoid deleting text you want to keep.

If you are working on a document, enable change tracking, before making major changes. This makes it easy for employees to see your contributions.

Activate the Show/Hide feature before deleting text on a Word document page. Here’s how.

  1. On the ribbon, select House .

  2. In a group » Paragraph » select icon » Show / Hide» (paragraph character).

    Paragraph icon on Word's main tab
  3. Your text now displays formatting characters.

  4. To disable this feature, again select Show / Hide .

  5. Or use a combination Ctrl keys + Shift + eight or Command + Shift + 8 to turn on or disable the feature Show / Hide .

Use the backspace key

When formatting characters are displayed in your document, you can see which parts of the document need to be removed to remove one page. To remove all material, place cursor to the end of the text you want to delete and press and hold key backspace on keyboard.

Mac keyboards don’t have keys backspace . Instead of this key Delete serves the same purpose.

Depending on how much text you have, try using a shortcut to highlight text and then use the backspace key. To select and delete text using the Backspace key:

  1. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to delete.

  2. Press and hold ctrl + Shift or Command + Shift . Simultaneously press down arrow on the keyboard to highlight one paragraph at a time. Continue until all the text you want to delete is selected, then release all three keys.

    Or use your mouse or touchpad to highlight all the text on the page you want to delete.

    Microsoft Word with page of text highlighted
  3. Press key backspace once to remove all text. The text will be removed and you will see the text on the next page.

    Microsoft Word Document

Use the Delete key

The process of using the Delete key to delete a page is similar to using the Backspace key. However, to delete text by pressing the Delete key, place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to delete, not at the end. Or, if you want to highlight and then delete the text, follow the instructions above, but instead of pressing the Backspace key to delete the text, press the Delete .

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