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How to delete extra empty or blank pages in a worksheet in Excel?

When the worksheet including some blank pages, they will be printed out together with the non-empty pages. If you don’t want the blank pages to be printed out, this article will introduce two methods for you.

Delete extra empty pages in a worksheet with setting print area function
Delete extra empty pages in a worksheet with Kutools for Excel

Delete extra empty pages in a worksheet with setting print area function

If the worksheet contains only several pages including blank pages, you can set all non-empty pages as print area, and then print this worksheet. Please do as follows.

1. Select the pages with content you need to print with holding the Ctrl key. Then click Page Layout > Print Area > Set Print Area. See screenshot:

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Then print this worksheet, you can see only the pages with content are printed out and the blank pages are ignored.

Delete extra empty pages in a worksheet with Kutools for Excel

If the worksheet contains lots of pages, the above method will be time-consuming. Actually, you can delete all blank rows and columns to condense your worksheet to avoid printing all blank pages. Please try the Delete Blank Rows utility of Kutools for Excel.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Click Kutools > Delete > Delete Blank Rows > In Active Sheet. See screenshot:

2. A dialog box pops up to tell you how many rows have been deleted, just click the OK button.

3. And then you need to remove the blank columns in current worksheet, please do the following configuration.

After deleting the blank rows and columns, the worksheet will be condensed, and the blank pages are deleted as well.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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    Chnag · 6 months ago
    Thank you very helpful
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    conan · 3 years ago

    I search to Deleted hidden rows & colums vba code. Could you send me code please ?

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      crystal · 3 years ago
      Good Day,
      The following VBA code can help you delete all hidden rows and columns of active worksheet:

      Sub deletehidden()
      For lp = 256 To 1 Step -1
      If Columns(lp).EntireColumn.Hidden = True Then Columns(lp).EntireColumn.Delete Else
      For lp = 65536 To 1 Step -1
      If Rows(lp).EntireRow.Hidden = True Then Rows(lp).EntireRow.Delete Else
      End Sub