The way a page is set to face is a significant aspect of its formatting. It determines how the content will be shown or printed on the page. Microsoft Word provides two main page orientations: Portrait and Landscape. These orientations serve different purposes. In portrait orientation, the page is set up vertically. This orientation is commonly used for creating documents, articles, newsletters, or scientific reports.
However, landscape orientation works better when dealing with content like tables or images. In landscape orientation, the page is set up horizontally. You can change the page orientation in your Word document based on your needs. Furthermore, Microsoft Word allows you to adjust the orientation of a single page compared to the rest, giving you added flexibility.
In this article, we have discussed how to change the orientation of the whole document and a single page in Word.
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Change the orientation of the whole document
To change the orientation of the whole document, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Word document, click on the Layout tab in the main menu ribbon, and then click on the Orientation in the Page Setup section.
Step 2: In the dropdown menu, select the desired orientation for your document. We have selected Landscape.
Step 3: The whole document’s orientation is changed to landscape.
Change the orientation of one page
To change the orientation of one page in a Word document, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Select the page’s content, click on the Layout tab, and then click on the Dialogue box launcher button in the Page Setup section.
Step 2: In the page setup window, select the orientation for the page, then click on the Apply to box and choose the Selected text option. We have selected the portrait orientation for the page.
Step 3: The selected text will change into portrait orientation.
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