Last blank page on word 2016 resume

Basem Khawaja
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I have an extra page last page blank in my resume on word 2016. How can I get rid of that? You don't see it until you go to view print layout but on web lay out it is not seen.
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This is just a hack I am suggesting and my not be treated as a solution.

Go right at the end of the visible element of the document (that last full stop / image / word, etc.) and keep pressing DELETE key several times and then try again.

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copy all contents to new word file and check...
at the end of the text click the curser and press delete ..if any invisible character remains it will delete...

all the best
David Choudharycloud worker

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You can always try copying the words to new word file. Don't perform "Ctrl+A" rather select manually and copy it. Hope it solves  your problem.
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Hi Basem,

Try opening your document and while in it, press your Ctrl + End keys. That will take you to the very bottom of the document. Now backspace until you get to the final full stop in your document. (Also hold down the delete key as suggested by Nitin) and then try a print preview again. If now ok, resave and problem should be resolved.

If the above doesn't work, look into your printer options during Print Preview and make sure that the correct size paper has been selected - A4, Letter etc.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
NerdsOfTechTechnology Scientist

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Place cursor after the last item of your Word document then press SHIFT + CTRL + END keys together, release, then press the DELETE key (this should select everything from the last item until the end of document and clear out anything there)

Also, try going into page break view and remove any rouge page breaks:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-or-remove-a-page-break-in-word-eb0e569c-8e3f-4db4-9b13-7bfe1cabdbd7

Optionally, you could place the cursor after the last item and press SHIFT + CTRL + HOME keys, release then press CTRL + C (Copy), release, open new document, and CTRL + V (Paste) to bring everything over EXCEPT the rouge page.
Rob HensonFinance Analyst

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What nobody has suggested so far is the way to actually see all the surplus non-printing characters at the end of the document.

On the Home tab, paragraph group there is an icon that looks like a Pi symbol, click that and all the non-printing characters will show; spaces show like a period and carriage returns show like the Pi symbol. If you have lots of these at the end of the document you can see them and delete them.
Press the paragraph option from the home tab then go to the end off your resume before the blank page then delete
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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let me try these solutions. thank you.
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Make sure you do not have a control+enter as the last entry, this usually means to go to end of page.

Check whether you can see the hidden characters, end of paragraph or end of page.

The other option is adjust your margins a hit
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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I will try that.thank you
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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smart man
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Thanks, Basem. Glad that helped you out to get it sorted :)

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