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How to Delete a Range of Pages in Word

Say you have a rather large document in Word – say a Contract or something like that with about 50 to 75 pages. Now suppose, as an example, you need to delete pages 25 through 40. Can you do it with a single action? The answer is No. The reason for that is that Word doesn’t know squat about pages because all pages are different, depending on the text, formatting, etc.

There is, of course, an easy way to delete pages 25 through 40. Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click F5 to display the Go To tab of the Find and Replace Dialog box.
  2. The Pages option should be selected by default.
  3. Key in 25 into the Enter a Page Number box and click Enter. Word wil jump to the beginning of page 25.
  4. If the Find and Replace dialog box doesn’t disappear, click Esc to make it do so.
  5. Click F8 to turn on Extend mode.
  6. Click F5 and Word will again display the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
  7. Key in 40 into the Enter a Page Number box and click Enter. Word will now jump to the start of Page 40, but will select everything from the last insertion point location because you are using Extend mode. That means that you now have all text on pages 25 through 40 selected.
  8. As above, if the dialog box does not disappear, click Esc and it will so.
  9. Click your Delete key

It’s a lot to read but very little to actually do!

  • Another way to quickly select the text on a range of pages you would like to delete is jump to the beginning of page 25 and be certain you place your cursor there.
  • Then click on the thumb button on your Vertical Scroll bar at the right of your Word window and drag it until you see it is on page 40.
  • Hold down your Shift key and click on the page where you want your text selection to end.
  • You can now delete that selection.