Remove empty text box in Word?
Thread poster: Andrew Stucken

Andrew Stucken
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:37
German to English
Jun 22, 2012

A Word 2010 document containing text boxes has inserted an extra, empty page which I cannot delete by following the example given here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/add-copy-or-delete-a-text-box-HA010354856.aspx#BM3

I simply cannot seem to be able click on the border to highlight it, in order to hit delete.

Neither can I find a Page Break which I can delete when I hit "show/Hide".

I wonder if this is because the box is an extension of the box on the previous page, even though any text within it has now been deleted.

Does anyone have a by advice please?


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 13:37
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Hi Andrew Jun 22, 2012

2 suggestions:

1) Try opening the file in OpenOffice and re-saving as a .DOC file.

2) Try changing the page background color in Word: the color of text boxes should not change and they will become visible (otherwise change the default text box color).

Natalia


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Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 13:37
English to German
Extract A from A & B and voilà: B is deleted :-) Jun 23, 2012

Andrew Stucken wrote:

I simply cannot seem to be able click on the border to highlight it, in order to hit delete.


Highlight the remainder of the doc and copy it into a new, empty doc.

To make sure that all template data and such stuff is not lost, create a copy of the original doc, highlight all the content and delete it. Then use this doc as the empty doc for the above step.


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Andrew Stucken
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:37
German to English
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Thankyou Jun 23, 2012

Thankyou, Natalia and Rolf, for your suggestions. The issue is now resolved.

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