How to insert a blank page in Word and keep your document's formatting intact

How to insert a blank page in Word and keep your document's formatting intact
You can add a blank page or a page break in Microsoft Word.Westend61/Getty Images
  • You can add a blank page into a Word document by clicking the Blank Page option in the Insert menu.
  • Using this option will keep your Word document's formatting intact.
  • You can also insert a new page break in a Microsoft Word document to add space between sections.

Microsoft Word allows you to insert blank pages between existing pages with just a few clicks.

It's a helpful feature when you're working on long documents or presentations, because it seamlessly inserts a blank page without disrupting the format of the existing content.
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Page breaks are another option for adding space between sections. This formatting tool moves the content after a page break to the beginning of the next page.
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Quick tip: When you're working on a long, complex document, you can quickly add or look for blank pages and page breaks by clicking "View," then selecting the "Navigation Pane" box, then "Pages."

If you want to add or insert a new blank page into your existing Word document, here are two ways to do it.

How to add a page in Word

  1. To insert a blank page into your document, place your cursor near the word or line you want a new page. For example, if you want a new page between the second and third page of your document, place the cursor on the last typed line of page two.
  2. Click Insert.
  3. Choose Blank Page and wait for a new blank page to open.

    How to insert a blank page in Word and keep your document's formatting intact
    Place your cursor where you want the new page to be added and click Blank Page.Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider

How to add a page break in Word

  1. To insert a page break into your document, click to place your cursor near where you want the page break to begin.
  2. Click Insert.
  3. Choose Page Break.

    How to insert a blank page in Word and keep your document's formatting intact
    Select Page Break to create a new page and move content with it.Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider
Quick tip: If your Word document window is minimized and doesn't cover your entire screen, you may need to click a Pages option before selecting either Blank Page or Page Break.
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