This has cost me too much time too often, so I’m putting it here instead of googling it every time.
Problem: open office text document with tables ends up with a blank page at the end of the document if the last table fills the previous page. Why? A new line character refuses to be deleted on that last blank page. Here’s what I found on https://bugs.launchpad.net/openoffice/+bug/254655
In OpenOffice writer it seems that tables insist on being followed by a new line. This means that you cannot get rid of new line characters between tables. It also means that you cannot get rid of a new line character when it follows a table at the end of a document.
This latter case can mean that you need to reduce the size of the bottom page margin just to make sure then new line character doesn’t get printed on a new page.
What ought to happen is that there should be no new line of text after a table unless you actually want one.
Not a Bug.
Go to end of paragraph in right bottom cell.
Find other useful shortcut keys in the help in part “Shortcut Keys for Tables
in OpenOffice.org Writer” in chapter “Shortcut Keys for OpenOffice.org Writer.
On a Mac that’s cmd + shift + delete
update: Was having this same problem in Word 2011 for Mac, and found an answer at Tech Republic:
select the par symbol and change its font to 1. gawd.