Add or delete a page

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When you fill a page with text or graphics, Microsoft Office Word inserts an automatic page break and starts a new page. However, you can manually add pages or delete pages by adding page breaks or deleting page breaks. You can also add a cover page at the beginning of your document.

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Add a page

  1. Click where you want to insert a new page anywhere in a document.

 Note   The inserted page will appear just before your cursor location.

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Pages group, click Blank Page.

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Add a cover page

Office Word 2007 offers a gallery of convenient predesigned cover pages. Choose a cover page and replace the sample text with your own.

Cover pages are always inserted at the beginning of a document, no matter where the cursor appears in the document.

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Pages group, click Cover Page.

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  1. Click a cover page layout from the gallery of options.

After you insert a cover page, you can replace the sample text with your own text.

 Notes 

  • If you insert another cover page in the document, it will replace the first cover page you inserted.
  • If you created the cover page in an earlier version of Word, you can't replace the cover page with a design from the Office Word 2007 gallery.
  • To delete a cover page, click the Insert tab, click Cover pages in the Pages group, and then click Remove Current Cover Page.

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Delete a page

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

Delete a blank page

Make sure that you're in Draft view (Draft view: A view that shows text formatting and a simplified page layout. Draft view is convenient for most editing and formatting tasks.) (on the View menu in the status bar, click Draft). If nonprinting characters, such as paragraph markers (¶), are not visible, on Home, in the Paragraph group, click Show/Hide Paragraph mark.

  • To delete a blank page, select the page break at the end of the page, and then press DELETE.

Delete a single page of content

You can select and delete a single page of content anywhere in your document.

  1. Place your cursor anywhere in the page of content that you want to delete.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Find group, click the arrow next to Find, and then click Go To.

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  1. Type \page and then click Go To.

The content of the page is selected.

  1. Click Close, and then press DELETE.

Delete a blank page at the end of a document

Make sure that you're in Draft view (Draft view: A view that shows text formatting and a simplified page layout. Draft view is convenient for most editing and formatting tasks.) (on the View menu in the status bar, click Draft). If nonprinting characters, such as paragraph markers (¶), are not visible, on Home, in the Paragraph group, click Show/Hide Paragraph mark.

  • To delete a blank page at the end of the document, select the page break or any paragraph markers (¶) at the end of the document, and then press DELETE.

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Applies to:
Word 2007