How to delete a page in Google docs

How to delete a page in Google docs

While working in Google Docs it is common to have an extra page at the end of the document. Or sometimes due to a miss-match in margins and spacing, you could end up with a blank page in the middle of a document. This blog will focus on how to delete a page in Google Docs (delete a blank page).

There are multiple ways to delete a page in Google Docs.

To delete a page in Google Docs on Desktop, simply press and hold the Backspace key.

How to delete a page in Google Docs

There are multiple approaches that you can use to delete a page. As part of this article, we will discuss all the approaches one by one.

How to delete a page using the highlight and delete method

This method is similar to the previous one. The only difference is that you highlight the extra page and hit Delete. Simply left-click on the top of the page and scroll down without releasing the mouse button.

By doing this you will highlight all the characters or spaces on that page. After which you need to press the Delete button on your keyboard. This will delete the extra page in your Google Docs.

How to delete a page while using templates

While using templates, especially a resume, there are a number of tables as part of the template design. Most of the time these tables are visible but sometimes it may so happen that a few cells or even an entire table can be hidden. This may cause an extra page to show up.

To delete such pages, you first need to change the color of the table so that the extra cells are visible.

This can be done using simple steps Format > Table > Table properties

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A pop-up window with information about the table will appear. Change the border to Black and the border width to 1 pt.

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This will make the table borders visible. You can then edit the text within the cells and delete extra columns or rows. Sometimes the height and width of the table are a cause as well they take up extra space and mess up the page setting. This can be easily rectified once the table is properly visible.

In Google Docs line spacing is very important, especially when a table is involved. A line before and after the table is necessary for it to work properly. If there is not enough space on the page at the bottom the contents will be pushed onto the next page.

Removing the extra page by adjusting the margins

Sometimes adjusting the margins is all it takes to get rid of the extra page. An extra page may show up if the margin at the bottom of the page is too big. Here is how you can reduce the size of the bottom margin. In order to do that

  1. Double-click on the bottom of the page. The footer will be visible.
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2. On the right side you have three options available. you can either edit the footer or remove it completely.

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3. If you choose to remove it completely it will reduce the hassle. If you would like to have the footer but reduce the size follow the following steps.

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4. Click on the Footer format option this will open a popup editor. With the help of this, you can edit the footer as well as the header. The default size is 1.27cm this can be reduced to 0.50 or lower. By reducing the size of the header or footer or in some cases both, you will be able to increase the overall height of the page. This will reduce spillovers and you will not have an extra page.

How to delete a page in Google Docs on Mac

To delete a page in Google Docs on Mac, simply follow the below instruction.

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Place your mouse cursor at the page end that you wish to delete.
  3. Press and hold the Delete key.

How to Delete Page in Google Docs Resume

Follow the below quick approaches to remove a blank page in Google Docs resume.

Simply hit Delete

The simplest approach to delete a page in Google Docs resume is just to put the cursor on the page that you want to delete and then hit Delete. That’s all.

Adjusting margins

In some cases, just Adjusting the margins can fix your issue. To adjust the margin, follow the below information.

Navigate to File menu –> Page Setup –> Adjust the margin based on the need on the Page Setup window.

Use Custom Spacing

Navigate to Format menu –> Line Spacing –> Custom Spacing.

On the Custom spacing window, it’s always better to keep the After option value as zero as highlighted below.

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How to Delete a Page in Google docs With a Header

  1. First, you can check out the steps to delete the header.
  2. Now, select the page and hit delete to delete the page.
  3. If you want, you can add the headers again on the other pages.

In conclusion

These options are very useful if you have an extra page getting in the way of your otherwise perfect Google Docs. Simply use the method that suits you the best and you will be able to delete the extra page in your Google Docs (delete the blank page).

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