Tips & Tricks

Word Tip - Inserting a Landscape Page

By default, all pages in Word are in portrait layout however, on occasions you may also want a landscape page in your document.

Here's how to do it...

Let's assume you already have 5 Portrait pages and you require the sixth page to be in Landscape, and then the seventh page onwards back to Portrait pages:

Add a section break

  • Position the cursor by clicking at the end of, or underneath the last paragraph on page 5.
  • To insert a break, choose the command from one of the following versions of Word:
    • For Word 2016 - From the Ribbon, click the Layout tab and select Breaks.
    • For Word 2007/2010/2013 - From the Ribbon, click the Page Layout tab and select Breaks.
  • Select Next Page from the Section Breaks list.

By inserting a Section Break, page six is now in a separate section to pages 1-5 and we can therefore change the orientation to Landscape without it affecting the Portrait pages.

The important thing to remember is to insert a Section Break before changing the orientation to Landscape.

Change page orientation to Landscape

  • Click in the sixth page so the cursor is flashing.
  • To change to a Landscape page:
    • For Word 2016 - From the Ribbon, click the Layout tab, select the Orientation icon and then select Landscape.
    • For Word 2007/2010/2013 - From the Ribbon, click the Page Layout tab, select the Orientation icon and then select Landscape.

Page six onwards will now be in Landscape orientation, to change page seven onwards back to Portrait, do the following:

Add another section break

  • Position the cursor by clicking at the end of, or underneath the last paragraph on page 6.
  • Add a section break as described above.

Change page orientation back to Portrait

  • Click in the seventh page so the cursor is flashing.
  • To change back to Portrait page:
    • For Word 2016 - From the Ribbon, click the Layout tab, select the Orientation icon and then select Portrait.
    • For Word 2007/2010/2013 - From the Ribbon, click the Page Layout tab, select the Orientation icon and then select Portrait.

TIP: To see the paragraph marks and hidden page formatting symbols such as Section Breaks, Select the Home tab and click the Hide/Show icon or Ctrl+*

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