As we all know, everyone works from home during quarantine. And if you are one of those who spend a lot of time working on a computer making important documents, then you have possibly faced the problem of an extra page in a document. We all want to get rid of that page in power document.

How to delete a page on Google docs

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We all know that whenever we use MS Word or Google documents and add some content by pressing the enter key we get to have a new extra piece created automatically. Many times than not, we do not need that extra page, and want to delete it.

We can take different actions to get rid of it and they have been mentioned below, so follow each of them to do so.

How to delete a page on Google docs?

We are going to discuss four different methods to use in deleting a page on Google docs. Read each of these and use whichever you wish to delete a page from Google docs.

Deleting text method

If you want to delete a page from a Google Docs and you see that they are texts that you do not want on your Google documents, follow the steps that have been given below one by one.

  • First of all, you need to move the cursor to the area where you want to remove the text.
  • Then select all the texts you want to remove by highlighting all of them.
  • Now press on the delete button or the backspace key button which is available on the keyboard of your laptop.
  • And you are done.

Dragging the cursor

The very first method by which even a school-going child can delete a page from Google Docs is by dragging the cursor. If the page is ordinary and editable, then you can simply select all the things and drag the cursor to the additional page.

After doing so,  drag it to the bottom of the page and select all the words that are available on that page. Then click on the backspace button, and voila, you have simply deleted a page by dragging the cursor method.

Another method

For this method, you must remember to convert any of the Microsoft word document file into Google Docs page. But as is known, no one can delete a page if it does not have a section break in it.

Putting in simple words, you need to convert the documents into files and then remove the section breaks which are available in the word document file and convert the file into Google Docs again. This method is a bit strenuous but after learning, you will be able to do this more quickly.

Best Method

If following all the given methods mentioned above, does not yield the desired result, then read this method and apply carefully delete the extra page, to have your document very pleasing to the eye.

After following all the steps and still face problems and you think that page breaks are not causing the issue, then it might be possible that you have a problem from page margins that you have set.

Fix this problem by following the steps given below.

  • Click on the file button which is available on the left side of the Google docs toolbar on your laptop screen.
  • After that, find the page setup button in the drop-down menu of the Google docs available at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
  • Then in the popup box, set the margins of the page by editing it to smaller space like one inch.
  • You should know that smaller the margin, the greater  the chance of having a good document.
  • And this will automatically free up space in the document.
  • Also, you can change the size of the toolbar.
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And with that, you can delete the extra page of the Google documents very easily.


Above we got to see how we can easily make our Google documents look very good by deleting the extra page which comes in the Google docs. There are lots of different methods to use, and all of them are mentioned above for you to choose from.

You can even change the size of the margin and size of each letter as mentioned above in the last method of deleting the page from Google docs.

We hope that this has helped you know more about deleting pages from Google docs, and therefore, ease your work.

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