Updated: 03/10/2024 by Computer Hope

Blank may refer to any of the following:

1. Blank is another way of saying empty or nothing, such as a blank monitor or a monitor with no display.

2. When discussing a document or file, a blank document or blank file is a file containing no information. For example, creating a new document in Microsoft Word starts as a blank document. Creating a new spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel or opening Excel, creates a blank workbook.

A document or file that already has information can also have a blank page, which is one or more empty pages in the document.


A new blank page is inserted in a word processor document by inserting a page break.

3. With PowerPoint, Blank is the name of a slide layout.

4. With HTML (hypertext markup language), adding the "_blank" attribute to an a tag opens that link in a new tab or window, depending on the browser.

5. Blank is the name of a Windows screen saver that only shows a black screen.

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