How to Delete a Page in Google Docs Second Page, Blank page

752875 How to Delete a Page in Google Docs Second Page, Blank page

Introduction

Deleting pages in Google Docs is easy, whether you want to remove a page with content or a blank page. Here are the main methods:

Use the Backspace/Delete Key

  • Place cursor at end of previous page
  • Press Backspace/Delete key until page is removed
  • Repeat for additional pages

Pros: Simple and fast for deleting text pages.

Cons: May not work for blank pages.

Adjust Page Breaks

  • Go to View > Show Print Layout to view page breaks
  • Click page break and press Backspace/Delete to remove
  • Removes extra page breaks causing blank pages

Pros: Fixes issue of extra page breaks causing blank pages.

Cons: Need to identify specific page break causing problem.

Switch Between Pageless and Pages Mode

  • Go to File > Page Setup
  • Toggle between Pageless and Pages mode
  • Allows deleting pages in Pages mode

Pros: Can delete pages after switching to Pages view.

Cons: Need to switch modes back and forth.

Paste Content Into New Document

  • Copy all content
  • Paste into new Google Doc
  • Manually remove excess pages

Pros: Gives you full control to delete any pages.

Cons: Time consuming if document is long.

Tips to Avoid Blank Pages

  • Use section breaks between sections
  • Avoid unnecessary page breaks
  • Check for hidden paragraph markers

Conclusion

  • Backspace/Delete keys work for simple text page deletion
  • Adjusting page breaks fixes blank page issues
  • Changing to Pages view enables page deletion
  • Pasting into new doc allows full control

Following these steps will allow you to quickly delete pages from Google docs, whether they contain content or are blank. Using best practices like section breaks will also help prevent blank pages from occurring in the first place.

Step-by-Step Guide

Here is a detailed walkthrough of the main methods for deleting pages in Google Docs:

Delete Page with Content

  1. Open Google Docs document
  2. Navigate to page you want to delete
  3. Highlight all text on the page
  • Click and drag from top to bottom
  1. Press Backspace/Delete key
  • Page will be removed
  1. Repeat steps for additional pages

Delete Blank Page

  1. Open Google Docs document
  2. Navigate to blank page to delete
  3. Place cursor at end of previous page
  4. Press Backspace/Delete key
  • Text from next page will move up
  1. Repeat until blank page is removed

Remove Page Break Causing Blank Page

  1. Open Google Docs document
  2. Go to View > Show Print Layout
  3. Identify page break causing blank page
  4. Click page break and press Backspace/Delete
  5. Page break is removed fixing blank page

Switch to Pages View to Delete Pages

  1. Open Google Docs document
  2. Go to File > Page Setup
  3. Switch from Pageless to Pages
  4. Navigate to page you want to delete
  5. Press Backspace/Delete key
  • Page will now be removed

Follow these steps carefully when you need to delete pages from Google Docs. Whether you have a text page to remove or stubborn blank pages, these methods will enable you to successfully delete pages.

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