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Can't Delete First Page

355 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 8:36 AM by Jacki RSS
Jacki Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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Nov 14, 2012 2:47 PM

Have a 400-page document in Pages and need to delete the blank page at the beginning, but it won't let me!  I have "show invisibles" displayed but nothing is on that page.  I have tried deleting it by viewing the thumbnails but that is wanting to delete the whole 1st "section" (23 pages) and that's not what I want!!

 

How can I delete page 1?

 

Thanks!

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to Jacki)

    Have you tried position the insert cursor just in front of the first word? Then delete backwards.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to Jacki)

    Ah, I am not surprised that it is originally a Word document. If you like you can send me tha document and I will try to get rid of the blank page. I can't help you by writing here. To get my address click on my blue name.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:28 AM (in response to Jacki)

    Hard to say when I don't see the document, sorry.

  • Badunit Level 6 Level 6 (10,760 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to Jacki)

    How about trying one of these ideas (on a COPY of the document, just in case):

     

    Select everything in the section except for the first page.

    Copy

    Create a new blank section

    Paste the copied stuff into the new section

    After reviewing to see that everything looks as it should in the new section, delete the old section

     

    or,

    Go to the top of the second page

    Insert section break

    Hopefully the blank page is in a section by itself now.

    Delete the blank section

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