Writing is hard enough, especially when having to tackle formatting issues.
Deleting an unwanted or extra page is a formatting problem that commonly arises when creating a document. Fortunately, deleting pages in Google Docs and editing similar software like Google Sheets is very simple and there are multiple ways to go about it.
I would consider this first option to be the simplest. To start, place your cursor at the top of the page. From there, highlight the entire page by holding down the cursor and drag to the bottom of the page. Once the page is highlighted, simply press delete and your unwanted page will disappear.
You can also delete a page in Google Docs by adjusting the margins. An unwanted page can sometimes occur if the margins at the bottom of the page are too big. By making the margins smaller and you should be able to eliminate any extra spacing.
Unintentionally inserting a page break is another reason why an unwanted page may be created. To remove the page break from your document, place your cursor in front of the first letter on the page and press delete. From there, your document should return to the correct amount of pages.
Emily Goorevich is a former content marketing intern at G2, and currently works as an SEO Specialist at L2TMedia. She is originally from Maryland, and loves reading, listening to podcasts, and eating falafel.
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