If you have an unwanted blank page in your document, the document may contain empty paragraphs, manual page breaks, or specially formatted section breaks. You can delete empty paragraphs and page breaks using the Edit view in Word for the web. To delete or modify section breaks, you’ll need the Word desktop application.

Note: If you're looking to delete an entire document, rather than simply a single page, see Delete files or folders in OneDrive.

Follow these steps to remove empty paragraphs and page breaks using Word for the web.

  1. Click Edit Document > Edit in Word for the web.

  2. Empty paragraphs appear as blank lines in your document. To remove them, just select them and delete them. (A paragraph in Word is any text that ends with a hard return.)

  3. To delete a page break, click it to select it, and then press Delete.

    Image of a selected Page Break in Word Web App

If you have the Word desktop application, you can use the Open in Word command to open the document and delete section breaks.

Image of the Open in Desktop App command

Once you have the document open in Word, see Delete a page in Word. If you don’t have Word, you can try or buy it in the latest version of Office now.

Tip:  Word for the web works seamlessly with Word and other Office desktop programs, and we update it based on input like yours. For the latest feature announcements, visit the Office Online blog.

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