RE: Changing page orientation in the middle of a Microsoft Word document

I'm working on a document in Microsoft Word where I need a few pages to be in landscape orientation while others remain in portrait. How do I change orientation for specific pages only?

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Changing the page orientation for a specific page (or set of pages) within a Microsoft Word document does not affect the entire document. It involves creating a section break before and after the pages that you wish to alter. Here are the steps to follow: 1. Place your cursor at the end of the page just before where you want the new page orientation to start. If you want a certain page to be in landscape mode, for example, put your cursor at the end of the preceding page. 2. Go to the "Layout" or "Page Layout" tab in the Word ribbon. 3. Click on "Breaks" to open the drop-down menu. 4. In the "Section Breaks" area, choose "Next Page." This will insert a section break at the end of the page where your cursor is currently located, and start a new page, which can be formatted independently of the first. 5. Move your cursor to the new page. 6. Click on "Orientation" in the "Page Setup" group at the left of the ribbon. Select either "Portrait" or "Landscape" depending on your need. 7. If you want subsequent pages to return to the previous orientation, repeat steps 1-6. Place your cursor at the end of the page with the different orientation, insert another section break, and then change the orientation back on the following page. This way, you can have different sections of your Word document in different orientations. It's important to remember that other formatting options (like headers, footers, footnotes, columns, typefaces, line spacing, and text alignment) can also vary from one section to another in the same document. I hope this helps! The process may seem slightly long-winded, but once you've done it a few times, it becomes straightforward and easy to incorporate into your workflow.
Answered on August 25, 2023.
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