How to Delete Extra Pages in Excel (4 Methods)

To showcase how you can delete extra pages in Excel, we are going to use the dataset below. It contains some product items, the quantity of those items, and their prices. We only want to print the dataset of the specific sheet without any blank or extra pages.

4 Methods to Delete Extra Pages in Excel

Method 1 – Delete Extra Pages Using Print Area in Excel


  • Select the whole sheet from where you want to delete extra pages.
  • Go to Page Layout from the ribbon.
  • Click on Set Print Area from the Print Area drop-down menu.

Delete Extra Pages Using Print Area in Excel

  • Some dotted lines will appear and split the pages.
  • Dragging the divisor cursor to remove the dotted lines will delete the other pages shown in the picture below.

Delete Extra Pages Using Print Area in Excel

Method 2 – Use the File Tab to Omit Extra Pages in an Excel Workbook


  • Go to the File tab on the ribbon.

Use File Tab to Omit Extra Pages in Excel Workbook

  • Select Print.
  • Choose Print Selection from the drop-down menu in the Print Settings category.

Use File Tab to Omit Extra Pages in Excel Workbook

  • You can see a dotted line which is the extent of a page. Remove the excess data to reduce printed pages.

Use File Tab to Omit Extra Pages in Excel Workbook

Method 4 – Use Page Break Preview to Delete Extra Excel Blank Pages


  • Go to the View tab on the ribbon.
  • Click on Page Break Preview from the Workbook Views group.

  • This will change the layout of the spreadsheet and remove all the other blank pages from the worksheet.

Method 4 – Deleting Extra Pages with Keyboard Shortcuts


  • Go to the sheet from which you wish to remove the extra pages.
  • Press the keyboard shortcut Alt + P. This will view all the shortcut keys from the keyboard.
  • To change the size of the sheet, press SZ. To change the printed area, press R from Page Setup.

  • Resize manually.

Permanently Change Print Settings to Delete Extra Pages in Excel

  • Go to the Page Layout tab from the Ribbon.
  • From the Page Setup section, you can set the page layout manually.

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Sabrina Ayon, a Computer Science and Engineering graduate from United International University, has been an integral part of the ExcelDemy project for two years. She authored 150+ articles, excelling in instructing through visually engaging Excel tutorials. With a passion for teaching, Sabrina conducted sessions on Excel VBA, sharing her knowledge and insights with others. Currently holding the position of Project Manager for the ExcelDemy Visual Development Project, she oversees various aspects of the project, ensuring its smooth operation... Read Full Bio

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