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How to Delete an Unwanted Page in Google Docs

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Finding unwanted blank pages in your Google Docs happens sometimes, especially when working with documents that originated from another source. The good news is that deleting blank pages in Docs is pretty straightforward, and there a few different ways to do it.

Option 1: Just hit Delete

The first way is going to seem pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t try it. So before you try anything more involved, just put your cursor at the end of the text on the page before and hit Delete. In some cases, this will work perfectly. You can also sometimes just highlight the blank page and delete it.

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Option 2: Use custom spacing

Head up to the Format menu > Line spacing > Custom spacing. What we’re looking at here is the line spacing after a paragraph. Essentially, if you’re telling Docs to insert a certain amount of spacing after a paragraph, it could be creating a new page at the end of your document where you don’t need one. If this value is anything greater than zero, try changing it back to zero and see if it eliminates your space.



Option 3: Remove a page break

Another thing that you or someone else may have done unintentionally is inserted a page break into the document. If that has happened, you can try to delete the page, but you won’t have much success. You’ll have to remove the page break in order to get rid of that extra page.



Option 4: Adjust margins

Finally, adjusting the margins can also sometimes solve the problem. You need to go to File > Page Setup to adjust your margins. The problem is often that the page is trying to insert too large of a margin on the bottom. So just shrink that down and you should be back to the correct number of pages in your document.


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