delete a section of a large Word document..

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  1. fisherking, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017

    fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    #1
    i can't seem to figure this out (or find a solution googling). it can't be that complicated...

    i don't use Office, but my biz partner does. he has a large document, and wants to delete about 197 contiguous pages.

    is there a simple way to do this? i brought up the thumbnails, thought i could click the first page, hold shift... click the last page to delete, but... nada.

    how do you delete a set of pages from a word document?

    thanx...
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Without seeing the document, click the curser into the beginning of the first page you want to delete. Scroll to the bottom of the last page you want to delete. Hold the shift key and click. Press the delete key. All as you say, except for the part about the thumbnails. Is this in what I would consider a "standard view," such as Print Layout? Is the document password protected? Also, have you made a backup copy?
     
  3. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    #3
    all good, i did just that. but was hoping there was a simpler method (than highlighting 197 pages of text). i can't believe this doesn't work with the thumbnails (standard mac practice; highlight a page, hold shift, click the last page... and all are highlighted); then delete.

    ugh.
     

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