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How to delete a page break

Updated April 17, 2017

A "page break" is a marker showing the end of one page and the beginning of another. The Microsoft Word application generates page breaks automatically when a page is filled with text or graphics. Page breaks can also be manually inserted, allowing users to begin a new page even if the prior page is not filled. Deleting a page break is simple no matter what version of Microsoft Word you are using. Before the page break can be deleted however, you have to be able to see it. Page break markers are visible in MS Word's "Normal" and "Draft" views.

Go to the "View" menu. Select "Normal" view. The page break line should now be visible in the document.

Click on the page break line.

Press "Delete" on the keyboard.

Go to the "View" tab in the menu. Select "Draft" view in the "Document Views" section of the menu ribbon. The page break line should now be visible in the document.

Click on the page break line.

Press "Delete" on the keyboard.

Go to "View" in the menu bar. Select "Draft" view. The page break line should now be visible in the document.

Click on the page break line.

Press the "delete" key on the keyboard.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, or 2010 (for PC)
  • Microsoft Word 2011 (for Mac)
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Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.