Add or delete a page

Do any of the following:

ShowAdd a page

You can add a page to your document by inserting a new blank page. In addition, when you fill a page with text or graphics, Word automatically inserts a page break and starts a new page. You can force a page break at a specific location by inserting a manual page break.

  1. Click where you want to start a new page.
  2. Do one of the following:
To Do this
Add a new blank page

On the Document Elements tab, under Insert Pages, click Blank.

Document Elements tab, Insert Pages group

Add a page break

On the Document Elements tab, under Insert Pages, click Break, and then under Page Breaks, click Page.

Document Elements tab, Insert Pages group

ShowAdd a page break before a paragraph

You can mark a specific paragraph so that a page break always occurs before it. This is useful, for example, when you want a heading to appear at the top of a new page.

  1. Click the paragraph that you want to follow the page break.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph.
  3. On the Line and Page Breaks tab, select the Page break before check box.

ShowDelete a page

You can delete a blank page in a Word document by deleting the page break at the end of the page. You can also combine two pages by deleting the page break between them.

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. To display nonprinting characters, such as paragraph markers (¶), click Show all nonprinting characters Show all non-printing characters on the Standard toolbar.
  3. Do one of the following:
To Do this
Delete a page manually Double-click the page break at the end of the page to select it, and then press Delete.
Delete a blank page at the end of the document

Double-click the page break or any paragraph marks (¶) at the end of the document, and then press Delete.

If your keyboard does not have a Delete  key, hold down SHIFT and press the right arrow key  Arrow, and then press DELETE .

Delete a page break that is set to always occur before a specific paragraph Click the paragraph, and then on the Format menu, click Paragraph, click the Line and Page Breaks tab, and then clear the Page break before check box.

ShowAdd a cover page

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. On the Document Elements tab, under Insert Pages, click Cover, and then click a cover page design.

Document Elements tab, Insert Pages group

Word inserts a new cover page that contains placeholder text at the beginning of your document. Any existing content in your document follows the new cover page.

 Caution   If your document contains an existing cover page that was inserted by using the cover page gallery, and you click another cover page in the cover page gallery, Word deletes your original cover page design and replaces it with the new cover page.

  1. On the new cover page, click the placeholder text and type your own text, and then make any other changes that you want.

ShowDelete a cover page

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. In the top margin, rest the pointer over the cover page, click Cover Page smart button, and then click Remove Cover Page.

ShowAdd a page in publishing layout view

  1. On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.
  2. On the View menu, point to Sidebar, and then click Thumbnail Pane.
  3. In the thumbnail pane, click the thumbnail for the page after which you want to add a new page.
  4. On the Layout tab, under Pages, click Add, and then click New Page.

Layout tab, Pages group

 Tip   To change the order of pages, click a page thumbnail in the thumbnail pane and drag it up or down to another position in the page sequence.

ShowRemove a page in publishing layout view

  1. On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.
  2. On the View menu, point to Sidebar, and then click Thumbnail Pane.
  3. In the thumbnail pane, click the thumbnail for the page that you want to remove.
  4. On the Layout tab, under Pages, click Remove.

Layout tab, Pages group

 Tip   To change the order of pages, click a page thumbnail in the thumbnail pane and drag it up or down to another position in the page sequence.

See also

Add or remove page numbers

Add elements that repeat on every page

 
 
Applies to:
Word for Mac 2011