How to Get Rid of Blank Pages at the end of a Word Doc

02 Aug

I like to share my materials in PDF format whenever possible in case someone doesn’t have Word.

Sometimes I have this page at the end of the document. Sometimes it is easy just to backspace it away and then sometimes, it seems impossible (like when working with tables). 

I came across a forum with instructions on how to get rid of an extra page when working with tables and thought I’d pass it on in case it plagued anyone else:



“…a Word table is always
followed by a paragraph mark, which may insert an extra page if it doesn’t fit on the same page as the table itself. To verify that this has indeed happened, press Ctrl+Shift+8 to display nonprinting marks; paragraph marks display as ¶ symbols.

Here’s how to get rid of the extra page: Select the paragraph mark after the table and format it with 1 pt of font size, zero spacing before/after (and as hidden text, too, if necessary). If you press Ctrl+Shift+8 again to hide nonprinting marks, the blank page should disappear.”


This worked for me, but if you still can’t get it working, there were some more tips at the forum above for some people who couldn’t get it working still……..



2 responses to “How to Get Rid of Blank Pages at the end of a Word Doc

  1. umm abdurrahman

    August 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    MashaAllah tabarakAllah – what a handy tip! Jazakillah khayr, wasalaam

    • talibiddeenjr

      August 31, 2010 at 5:19 am

      wa yakum,

      Naam, that was plaguing me for ages, lol.

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