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How to add a blank page in Microsoft Word

In other words, a blank page is a term used to refer to a page that does not contain any writings. When working on a document, you may leave the page blank and skip to the next page. Different Word users have their ways of doing this. I have compiled some of the common ways of adding or inserting a blank page into your document in this article.

Blank page Tool

Most Word users go for this tool when adding a blank page to their document. It is a tool that generates a blank page automatically on clicking it. Here are the steps to use this tool;

1. Firstly, open the document you want to add the blank page.

2. Place the cursor on the page, which will appear at the top of the blank page.

3. On the ribbon, locate and click on the Insert tab.

4. In the Insert tab, locate the “pages” section and click on the “blank page” button.

On clicking, a new blank page will automatically be loaded to your document.

The Enter key

The enter key on your keyboard can also be used to add a blank page to your document. It is simpler as you don’t have to move the cursor to locate the ‘insert’ button. However, the user generates the blank page manually.

Here are the steps to achieve this;

1. Firstly, open the document you want to add the blank page.

2. Then, place the cursor at the end of the page you’re currently working on.


3. Then, continuously hit the Enter button until a new blank page is displayed. You have to hit the Enter button as many times as possible, and by doing so, you will have your blank page left behind.

However, though many people use this method, it is not suitable where many blank pages are required.

Shortcut

Keyboard combinations can also be used to load a blank page to your Word document. Many keyboard ‘warriors’ prefer this method as it is simple and doesn’t involve many workarounds like other methods.

Steps;

1. On your document, place the cursor at the end of the page you’re currently working on.

2. Then, on your keyboard, locate and press Ctrl + Enter key simultaneously. A new blank page will be loaded on your document.

Page break Tool

As its name suggests, a page break is a tool used to break pages into two. This Word feature can be used to load a blank page into your document.

Here are the steps to load a blank page using this method;

1. To get started, open your document and place the cursor at the end of the page you’re currently working on.

2. Then, on the ribbon, locate and click the “Insert tab.”

3. On the Insert tab, locate the “pages” section and click on the “Page break” button.


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By doing so, you will have your blank page loaded into your document.

 

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