Portrait and Landscape in Same Microsoft Word Document 2007 – 2013

In Microsoft Word, there are 2 standard page orientations or positions:

Portrait – Portrait size is: 8.5” Width x 11” Height

portrait orientation

 

Landscape – Landscape size is: 11” Width x 8.5” Height

landscape orientation

 

 

To change the page orientation:  

1. First, click anywhere in your document. See below.

2. Click on the ‘Page Layout’ tab

portrait and landscape in same word document

 

3. Click the ‘Orientation’ button – A drop-down box will appear on the screen revealing the 2 page orientations available in Word: Portrait & Landscape – Click on the Page Orientation you want. We clicked on the Landscape orientation.

Portrait and Landscape in Same Microsoft Word Document pic 2

 

Word applies your command.

change page orientation in word

 

If you would like to have Portrait & Landscape Orientation in the same document, what do you have to do?

I believe this could be best explained using an Example:

Let’s say you have a 3-page document in Portrait Orientation (see diagram below), and you want to put the 2nd page of your document in Landscape Orientation, here is what you have to do:

1. Click at the end of the last word on the first page

2. Click the ‘Page Layout’ tab. 

3. Click the ‘Page Setup’ Dialog box launcher – the Page setup dialog box will appear on your screen.

Portrait and Landscape in Same Microsoft Word Document 2007 - 2013 - DIAGRAM 1

 

 

4. Under the ‘Orientation’ section – Click landscape (see our diagram below)

5. Click the ‘down-arrow’ in the box next to the ‘Apply to:’ and choose ‘This Point Forward’.

6. Click ‘OK’

Portrait and Landscape in Same Microsoft Word Document 2007 - 2013 - DIAGRAM 2

 

See what happens in the diagram below – Word converted all the Portrait pages after page 1 to Landscape. See the diagram below

Portrait and Landscape in Same Microsoft Word Document 2007 - 2013 - DIAGRAM 4

 

7. To re-convert pages 3 and 4 to Portrait Orientation – Click at the end of the second page and repeat all the steps from 1 – 5 to reconvert pages 3 to Portrait Orientation.

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