Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Deleting a Page.

Deleting a Page

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 3, 2020)

Need a quick way to delete the current page in your document? Here's a single-line macro that will do the trick:

Sub DeletePage()
    ActiveDocument.Bookmarks("\Page").Range.Delete
End Sub

The macro uses a special system-defined bookmark to refer to the current page. Assign the macro to a shortcut key and you have a way to easily delete the current page—the one in which the insertion point is located. The macro bases its determination of a "page" on the current pagination of the document, which is affected by the printer driver you are using and other formatting characteristics of the document.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1518) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Deleting a Page.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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