How to Delete a Page Break in Google Docs

Unwanted page breaks in a document can seriously affect how the document is laid out.

Inserting a page break is a simple and quick way to begin your next section on a new page when using Google Docs.

But later on, you might change your mind and decide that page breaks are no longer necessary. 

In Google Docs, page breaks are not visible, so it is not immediately clear how to get rid of them.

In this article, we will look at how to delete a page break in google docs and how to add one.

How to Delete a Page Break in Google Docs

Step 1: Log in to Google Drive and open the document containing the page break you want to remove.

Step 2: Position your cursor at the beginning of the first line on the new page following the page break.

Step 3: On your keyboard, press the backspace key to remove the page break.

The previous content on the new page should now appear immediately after the content that preceded the page break.

Keep in mind that the amount of space between the page break and the content on the new page will determine how many times you need to press the backspace key. 

Additionally, you might need to repeatedly press the Enter key until your document layout is perfect after removing the page break.

How to Remove Page Breaks in Google Docs with Pageless View

The pageless view in Google Docs means no more page breaks— and a little more flexibility.

How to Create a Pageless Page in Google Docs

Select File > Page setup.

Click Pageless, then click OK.

Additionally, you can alter the background color while you’re there and make all of your Google Docs open without pages.

What Is Unique About the Google Pageless Format?

You won’t notice much of a difference if you write a generic document in a pageless Google Doc other than the absence of page breaks. But these are the main differences to bear in mind.

1. The Page Width Can Be Changed

You get to decide how wide your document will be, but it will be infinitely long.

You can select between Narrow, Medium, and Wide by going to View > Text width (the option is only available if you’re already in pageless mode).

2. In Pageless Mode, Some Features Are Missing

Pageless view does not support page numbers, which makes sense, but it also does not support columns, headers, footers, and apparently watermarks. 

There is no need to worry because they will still be there when you switch back.

Also, it will let you know before you make the change if any formatting will be “lost” in pageless mode.

How to Use Section Breaks in Google Docs

There is an alternative if all of the above seems like too much work. 

You can use section breaks in your document in place of page breaks. 

Although they can be used for the same purpose as page breaks, they also have switchable advantages.

Similar to how a page break is added, a section break can be added in Google Docs.

This is how to add a section break in Google Docs :

  • Click just before you want a section break to appear at the end of the last paragraph.
  • Click Insert.
  • Click Section Break after hovering over Break (Next Page).
  • Your section break will be added, and the paragraph that follows it will begin on a new page.

How to Hide and Delete Section Breaks in Google Docs

To display or hide section breaks in Google Docs:

Select View.

Check or uncheck Show Section Breaks Depending on your preferences

You can change this option from its current setting by clicking on it.

When it is enabled, section breaks will appear as dotted blue lines.

How to Remove Section Break from Google Docs

It is simple to locate and remove any section breaks from your document when Show Sections Breaks is enabled. 

In contrast to page breaks, section breaks can only be removed from the top, not the bottom.

To remove section break:

Place your cursor before the section break at the end of the last paragraph and click

On a Mac, press Fn+Delete; on Windows, press Delete. Repeat this if necessary to eliminate any remaining spaces.

That’s all there is to it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Add Strikethroughs in Google Docs

In a Google Docs document, you can use or remove strikethrough by opening the document, selecting the text, then clicking the Format option in the menu at the top of the screen, and then selecting the Strikethrough option from there.

You can indicate that a selection of text in your document should be ignored by drawing a line through it, but you don’t have to delete it if you think you might need that information later.

Here is how to go about it:

Step 1: Navigate to your Google Drive and open the document you want to strikethrough.

Step 2: Choose the text through which you want to draw a line.

To select the entire document, click somewhere within the document body and then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard.

Step 3: At the top of the window, select the Format tab.

Step 4: Select Text, then the Strikethrough option.

A Faster Way to Add Strikethrough in Google Docs

While adding strikethrough text in Docs isn’t something that many people do, there are some who do and would like to be able to draw a line through their text faster than the method described above.

The best way to accomplish this is to use Google Docs’ strikethrough keyboard shortcut.

If you prefer using a keyboard shortcut, simply select your content and press Alt + Shift + 5 on your keyboard.

Continue reading if you want a step-by-step guide on how to do this.

How to Get Rid of Strikethrough in Google Docs

Launch the document.

To remove the strikethrough text, select it.

Select the Format tab.

Strikethrough, then Text.

As you can see, it’s the same method as when you first added the strikethrough. However, because there is no dedicated option, you are effectively turning off the switch.

Final Thoughts

Knowing how to use Google Docs is integral to navigating Google Suites. We hope this article on how to delete a page break on Google Docs was helpful.

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