I have a simple 2-column table resume Google Document. For some reason, there is a blank page below it.

  • If I click on the empty page and press Backspace nothing changes.
  • I enabled the border of the table to check for spacing issues.

Here is a copy of the document with lipsium text that can be modified by anyone: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l-kvEZ2WXh6-rCBgB0XRp93zDAOo07a5HF-H2OuF3KU/edit

Whats the problem here?

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1 Answer 1


The length of your text in the second column (too long) in combination with the column width, causes the issue.

This is your doc now.

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Try removing some text (adsaadsaadsaaddsasdasad) and the second page will go away.

This is with text reduced.

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Try Distribute columns to see the "real length" of your cells.

auto distribute columns

and manually adjust the width to optimize.

manually adjusted width

  • Thats right, but it makes no sense that there is a new blank page, right?
    – Adam
    May 26, 2020 at 9:15
  • Actually it does. The table is auto-expanding by column. You will get the same result if either of the columns (actually cells) is longer than the other. Give it a try with the first column as well. May 26, 2020 at 9:19
  • Please remember that as per site guidelines when an answer addresses your question, accept it and even upvote it so others can benefit as well. May 26, 2020 at 9:26
  • I upvoted, but I still look for another solution. Its correct that the last line increases the height (its not the length of the last line that causes the issue btw) - but as one can see on the borders, the table still fits on page one.
    – Adam
    May 26, 2020 at 9:45
  • It is not just the last line, but the length but the amount of the text in the whole cell combined with the column width. Hold on. I will explain in details in my answer. May 26, 2020 at 9:53

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