In Microsoft Word, there are 2 standard page orientations or positions:
Portrait – Portrait size is: 8.5” Width x 11” Height
Landscape – Landscape size is: 11” Width x 8.5” Height
To change the page orientation:
1. First, click anywhere in your document. See below.
2. Click on the ‘Page Layout’ tab
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.
Word applies your command.
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.
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’
See what happens in the diagram below – Word converted all the Portrait pages after page 1 to Landscape. See the diagram below
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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