How To Delete A Blank Page In Google Docs

While working on a Google Docs document, you may find that you have an extra blank page that you can’t seem to delete. This is especially frustrating when you’re trying to print out a document, and you end up wasting paper. Fortunately, there are several ways to delete a blank page in Google Docs. Let’s see how.

Method 1: Use the Backspace or Delete Key

The first thing you can try is simply using the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard. Place your cursor at the beginning of the blank page and press either the Backspace or Delete key. If there’s nothing on the page, it should delete instantly. If there are any characters, they will be deleted first, and then the page will be removed.

Method 2: Select and Delete the Blank Page

If the first method doesn’t work or if you can’t seem to place your cursor at the beginning of the blank page, you can try selecting the entire page and then deleting it.

First, go to the top of the blank page. Then, highlight/select the entire page. Once the page is selected, press Backspace or Delete on your keyboard to delete it.

Method 3: Deleting a Page with Page Break

If the first two methods don’t work, there’s likely a page break at the end of the previous page. A page break is used to start a new page in Google Docs. The page break can prevent you from deleting the blank page.

To delete a page with a page break, you first need to remove the page break. Place your cursor under the page break and press Backspace or Delete. This should remove the page break and allow you to delete the unwanted page.


These are three methods you can use to delete a blank page in Google Docs. Try the second or third method if the first method doesn’t work. Hopefully, one of these methods will work for you, and you’ll be able to get rid of that pesky blank page.