How to Delete a Page in Google Docs | All Methods

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how to delete a blank page in google docs

Has it happened that you opened up Google Docs only to find a countless number of blank pages? There could be multiple reasons why this might have happened. Maybe you copied something from a source or maybe you uploaded and converted a Microsoft Word documents to Google Docs. Either way, we know that sometimes your document may end up having many unwanted blank pages and here we will teach you how to delete a page in Google Docs.

The good news is that it is not that big of an issue and can be solved. In fact the solutions are very much recommended by Google itself on its forum.

There are various ways in which you can delete blank pages from Google Docs.

Method # 1: Drag and delete

This is one simple way to delete a blank page in but make sure you do it right.

Now simply locate the blank page, hold the cursor on top end and drag it till the end. You will notice a light blue selection marker being applied. Hit delete or backspace and hit it once again. There you go!

how to delete a page in google docs

Method # 2: Remove any extra spacing

Any extra spacing that shows up in Google Docs might end up adding a blank page.

There is a very simple way to check this and eliminate extra spacing. Go to the menu bar and look for Format and find Custom spacing (Format > Line spacing > Custom spacing). Once the box opens just set the values to zero.

How to Delete a Page in Google Docs
How to Delete a Page in Google Docs

Method # 3: Adjust margins

You would be surprised to know how wrong margins can mess up your document. To adjust your margins go to File > Page Setup to adjust the numbers for top and bottom since those margins are the ones that affect your page breaks.

How to Delete a Page in Google Docs

Method # 4: Check Table properties

If you have a blank page in a resume, it might be caused by an invisible table.

To find an invisible table, go to the blank page and left-click from the top and drag it to the bottom. If there is a table, it will be highlighted. Once you find the table, simply highlight it and delete it.

Table properties > Table borders. Change the border width to 1 and the color to black. Now you should see the table borders and the cell causing the problem so you can fix it.

Beware of section breaks

Remember that if your document was converted from a Microsoft Word file it might contain a section break. The challenging part is that section breaks can’t be removed in Docs. So you will need to remove it in Word and convert it to Docs again.

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