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Deleting a Page

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Deleting a Page.

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

Sub Delete_Page()
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.

You should keep in mind that Word is dynamic in how it flows information in a document. Thus, let's say that you run this macro while the insertion point is located in page 5. It dutifully selects the contents of page 5 and deletes those contents, but Word then reflows the document so that everything after the old page 5 is moved up to occupy the void created—page 6 becomes page 5, page 7 becomes page 6, etc.

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Mohsen    16 Aug 2016, 02:27
3. You Could add this to ribbon by going to file> Option> Customize ribbon> Choose Macro from drop down and add and rename the Deletepage button to ribbon (From left to right box, Need to create new group)
Sincerely, Mohsen
Mohsen    16 Aug 2016, 02:11
1. View> Macros > View Macros> Create> Give A name (Delete)
Clear the program and Type bellow lines in the opened visual basic program and save.
Sub Delete_Page()
End Sub

2. Press Record Macro and type a new name (DeletePage) and choose button and add this button to quick access bar for all documents and click ok.
3.Run previously created macro in step 1 and press stop recording. You’re done! use your newly created button.
jason    13 Aug 2015, 19:46
You need to get rib of the two subs.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
End Sub
gary    17 Jul 2015, 18:26
You would need to delete the line
Sub Delete_Page()
and then delete one of the lines
End Sub

gregor    08 Jul 2015, 06:57

This is exactly what i was looking for!! But...I am entering this to a button (ActiveX):

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Sub Delete_Page()
End Sub
End Sub

...Keep getting an end sub error at the first line. Can you help?

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