Remove Extra Blank Pages

How do I remove blank pages when I mail merge to letters?

This article describes how to remove unwanted/extra blank pages that may appear when merging document templates from Google Docs.

Applicable to the Google Docs Add-on Only

The Problem

NOTE: The information below is applicable to merging to letters only as the issues discussed do not affect merging to emails.

If your Google Docs template contains text (or even blank lines) close to the page footer, it's likely that a blank page will appear between each letter in your merged document. This happens because the merged text in your merged letter generally takes up more space than the *|merge fields|* in your merge template, and therefore the merged text increases the height of your merged letter. As a result, some of the content or its page break spills onto a new page (see the screenshots below).

Merge Template (Problem)

Merged Letter (Problem)

The Workaround

You can move your content away from the bottom line of the document, or reduce the content or font size in your letter template so that you leave enough room for growth at the bottom of the page when the merged text is inserted. To specify the size of an image, please read this article.

Merge Template (Workaround)

Merged Letter (Workaround)

If a blank page appears consistently between each letter, click the Options button from the Mail Merge sidebar and set Add Page Break to No (see screenshot below).