Insert a landscape page into a portrait document in Word

Contents
  1. Can’t fit this broad chart into your document?
  2. Manually insert section breaks and set orientation
  3. Let Microsoft Word do it for you

Can’t fit this broad chart into your document?

It’s easy to change the orientation of an entire Microsoft Word document, but not so easy if you want to change the orientation of a single page or a few pages.

It turns out that you can insert a landscape page—a horizontal page layout—into a document that uses portrait orientation, a vertical page layout, or vice versa. You may have a wide table that you need to use in a report, or an image that looks better in landscape orientation.

In Microsoft Word, you can manually insert section breaks at the top and bottom of the page in a different direction, or select text and let MS Word insert new sections for you.

Manually insert section breaks and set orientation

To tell Microsoft Word where to break the page instead of letting the program decide for itself, insert a pause Next page at the beginning and end of text, table, image, or other object for which you are changing the page orientation.

  1. Click on the start area where you want the page to rotate.

  2. Select tab Layout

  3. Open drop-down menu breaks in section Page Settings

  4. Select Next page

Repeat the above steps at the end of the area you want to rotate, then continue with these steps:

  1. Hover over the page that should have a different orientation.

  2. Open the details pane Page Settings by clicking the small arrow in the lower right corner of the area Page Settings on the menu.

  3. Open a tab fields

  4. Select Portrait or Landscape in section Orientation

  5. Select This section on the menu Apply to: at the bottom of the window.

  6. Click Okay

Let Microsoft Word do it for you

You’ll save clicks if you let Microsoft Word insert section breaks for you, but it puts them where they should be.

The difficulty in getting Word to place section breaks comes when you select text. If you don’t select an entire paragraph, multiple paragraphs, pictures, tables, or other elements, MS Word will move the unselected elements to another page.

Be careful when selecting the desired elements in the new portrait or landscape orientation.

  1. Select all the text, images, and pages you want to switch to the new orientation.

  2. Open a tab Layout

  3. In section Page Settings open the details pane Page Settings by clicking the small arrow in the lower right corner of the section.

  4. Go to the tab fields

  5. Select Portrait or Landscape in section Orientation

  6. Select Selected text drop down menu Apply to at the bottom of the window.

  7. Click Okay

You can see hidden breaks and other formatting with a keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + 8 or by selecting the back icon p in section † tab section At home

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