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How to change the orientation of one page in Word

Page orientation in Word refers to the specification for displaying or printing the document. It indicates the layout of the pages in a document.  Ordinarily, the entire article or paper is published in Portrait format, although it would be best to use the Landscape format on a page with a sizable table or graph.

For this reason, MS Word has a feature that lets you adjust the view or format of only one or a few pages while leaving the rest of the document in another layout.

MS Word creates section breaks before and after the specific page whose orientation you have changed to conveniently add pages later on when you are editing your document.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to adjust the page orientation of only one page.

  1. Open the document whose page orientation you would like to adjust.
  2. Select the entire text of the page whose orientation you would like to change.
  • Select the ‘Layout’ tab on the ribbon.
  • Three different sections will appear.
  • Go to the ‘Page Setup’ column.
  • Select ‘Margins.’
  • MS Word will display a list of margin specifications. At the bottom of the list, you can see ‘Customize Margins. Select it.
  • A ‘Page Setup’ dialog box will appear on your screen.
  • Under the ‘Orientation’ section, select Portrait or Landscape.
  • At the bottom of the dialog box is an ‘Apply to’ section.
  • Choose ‘Selected text’ from the dropdown menu.
  • Finally, click ‘OK.’

You will notice that the page layout looks different.

BEFORE

AFTER

Note: Under the ‘Apply to’ section, ‘Selected text’ will only appear in the list of options if you selected the entire text on the page whose orientation you intend to adjust.

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