Always remember to delete a blank page in Google Docs to make your formal documents look professional.
To remove it, press the backspace or delete key on your keyboard. For a blank page at the end, you might need to change the custom spacing or adjust the margin settings.
But, for editing a file created in Word, you might need to check for the random page breaks and delete them.
Delete a Blank Page in Google Docs Web
There are different ways to delete a blank page for Google Docs on a web browser, depending on where it’s placed.
Using Backspace/Delete Key
If the blank page is on the first page of your document, you can delete it using the delete key on your keyboard. Place your cursor on the top of the page and hold it. Then, press Delete.
However, use the Backspace key if the blank page exists between two well-written pages. Place your cursor at the top of the next page and press Backspace until the gap fills up.
The backspace method also works for blank pages appearing at the end of the page. Just press the backspace from the end of the page until it disappears.
Alternatively, you can select the blank page and press the delete/backspace key to minimize the extra effort.
Changing the Custom Spacing
Sometimes, misplaced spacing between paragraphs can cause a blank page to appear at the end of your document. You can check for such space by selecting the paragraph.
Since the keyboard keys mentioned above do not work in such a scenario, changing the custom space is better.
- Select the last paragraph of your document.
- If there’s space in many spots in your document, click
Ctrl + Ato select all.
- Click on the Format tab.
- Expand Line & Paragraph spacing and select Custom spacing.
- On a new dialog, go to After blank and set it to 0. Tap on Apply.
Adjusting Page Margins
Tweaking page margins fixed the extra blank page appearing at the end of the document for many users. You can also use this technique if your last page has just one or two lines but you want to adjust it above.
Here’s how you can adjust the size of margins in your Google Docs.
- Open your document on Google Docs.
- Click on the File tab and select Page setup.
- Go to Margins. Reduce the top and bottom or left and right margins slightly.
- Click on OK.
Check and Remove Page Break
A random page break at places where it isn’t necessary might also create a blank page in Google Docs. Check for these and delete them if not required.
- Tap on the View tab.
- Select Show print layout. Each page break will now appear as a gray line.
- If unessential, click below the page break and press Backspace. Or else, place the cursor above the page break and tap Delete.
Delete a Blank Page in the Google Docs App
You might not be able to locate a blank page in the Google Docs app as it appears in draft view. Hence, you must turn on the print layout to see and delete the blank page.
- Launch the Google Docs app on your device.
- Open the desired document. Click on the Pen icon to enable editing.
- Tap on the Three Dots icon.
- Turn on the toggle button for Print Layout.
- Click on the top of the blank page.
- Press on the Backspace key until the blank space disappears.