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How do you put a single landscape orientated page in a word document that is otherwise all in portrait?

Asked by j0ey (2429points) May 9th, 2010

I need to have one page in my word document in landscape orientation, but I can’t work out how to change only one page to this orientation. I hope that makes sense.

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cazzie's avatar

OMG… I do desktop publishing and I know EXACTLY what you mean. I never found a solution other than to create an entirely new document and put that one page in landscape and stick it in separately.

Depending on what you’re putting in that page, you can create ‘table’ that has only one cell and you can change the orientation of the printing etc in the cell. But then you’re a bit limited with your formatting. If you have quite a few things to put on your page, you could use text boxes and put the orientation to go bottom to top, so they’re running sideways on the portrait page, too… then you can add text where you want, and even tip pictures on their sides as well in text boxes.

So, essentially, you have to view the page in it’s portrait orientation, but you can put all your content on the page vertically,, with a bit of imagination.

I hope this helps.

j0ey's avatar

YAAAAAAAAAY I worked it out (for those that care)…..OMG I have been trying for sooo long.

You go to Page Layout, then Breaks, then Section Break, then you can change one page!!!

cazzie's avatar

Thanks for that! Now I know the easier way too! I had seen it done, but never knew how myself! I’m a pro and doing it the hard way. lol…

But just a quick question, does that mess up your page numbers and footers and headers at all?

j0ey's avatar

hehe no worries :)......I read what you wrote and it made me a little scared hahaha, I think I would end up throwing my laptop across the room if I had to do that.

lilikoi's avatar

Yep I do it the same way. Works with other kinds of breaks too like page breaks. Buggy. Sometimes you have to mess around with it a few times to get it to work. Glad you figured it out.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@cazzie it won’t mess up page numbers if you specify “continue from previous section” or whatever the choice is to that effect.

Headers and footers need to be re-done unless yours are just based on ‘left – center – right’ layout, and your margins are automatically redone with the new layout.

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