How to Insert a Blank Page in Word 2010

There are a number of tools available in Word 2010 that make it possible to do many of the common edits that might come up during the creation of a document. Even something that might seem unusual, such as wanting to add a blank page in the middle of a document, can actually be accomplished rather easily in Word 2010.

So if you find that you want to insert a new, blank page in Word 2010 and you do not want to simply hit “Enter” on your keyboard repeatedly, then you can follow our short guide below.


Adding a Blank Page to a Word 2010 Document

If you have page numbers inserted in your Word 2010 document, then the blank page that we will be inserting below will be numbered with the rest of your document. If you want to skip the blank page in your page numbering, then you will need to learn how to use section breaks and custom page numbering. You can check out Microsoft’s article on that topic here.


Step 1: Open the document into which you want to insert your blank page.


Step 2: Click on the location in your document where you want to insert the blank page. In the example below, I am placing my cursor at the bottom of the first page, as I want to insert a blank page between the existing first and second page.

click at the location where you want to insert the blank page



Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

click the insert tab at the top of the window



Step 4: Click the Blank Page button in the Pages section of the navigational ribbon at the top of the window.

how to insert a blank page in word 2010



If you are trying to insert a blank page at the top of a page, but Word is actually inserting two blank pages, then your cursor might be placed after a blank line or a paragraph break. You can click the Show/Hide button on the Home tab to display document formatting symbols that will allow you to see what might be the problem with your blank page insertion.

click the show/hide button on the home tab


Does your document have page numbers that it doesn’t need? Learn how to remove page numbers in Word 2010.

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