Found a really great tip the other day over at Penn State. Unfortunately the page is now giving me a 404 error, so I’m reproducing the tip here.
Have you ever added a table to a the end of Word document and ended with an extra page that you couldn’t get rid of? The problem is that when you add a table at the end of a Word document, Word automatically adds paragraph mark after a table.
Most of time this paragraph doesn’t cause a problem, but sometimes there isn’t room for the paragraph at the end of the document and you end up with an extra blank page.
To get rid of the extra page:
- Open the document.
- If necessary, go to the Home tab on the ribbon.
- Turn on the formatting codes by clicking the Show/Hide Button. See Figure 1.
- Find and select the extra paragraph mark.
- To open the Font properties dialog box, click the dialog box launcher. See Figure 2.
- In the Effect section of the Font dialog box, select the Hidden checkbox. See Figure 3.
- Click OK to accept the changes.When you look at the page, it appears the extra space is still there.
- Turn off the formatting codes by clicking the Show/Hide button again.
You now should see the document without the extra page.