Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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 February 14, 2015)

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.

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, and 2013. 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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