Question dear suzanne i've very basic computer skills and am stuck with 5 blank pages of label templates after the 5 completed pages. i've been to word help (where i've found your name)and tried various hints on offer but these actually alter my existing labels .i'm using vista word 2007.would the solution also work on blank word pages(i've got quite a few of them tagged on the end of numerous documents)?all help is much appreciated.
regards suzanne.(great name eh?)
Answer If you created the labels using a mail merge, then each sheet will be a separate section. You'll need to delete not only the page but also the section break at the beginning/end. See http://WordFAQs.mvps.org/BlankPage.htm. Also, since labels are set up as a table, deleting the content doesn't delete the table structure; in order to do that, you need to click on the table handle at the top of the table on each page to select that table, then press Backspace. If by any chance the labels are a single table (no section breaks, and a table handle only on the first page), then instead select the empty rows, right-click, and choose Delete Rows. Needless to say, all this is easier if you have table gridlines displayed (click the View Gridlines button in the Table group on the contextual Table Tools | Layout tab).
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