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How to make a one page landscape in Word: Let us familiarize you with Microsoft Word page orientation, page orientation can be defined as how your document will be displayed or printed. There are two basic types of page orientation:

  • Portrait (vertical) and
  • Landscape (horizontal)

Lately, while writing a document in Word, I ran into a clunky problem where I had about 16 pages in the document and somewhere in the middle I needed a page to be in landscape orientation, where the rest is all portrait. Changing a page to landscape in MS Word is not a demanding task. But for this, you have to be familiar with concepts like section breaks.


How to make a one page landscape in Word

Typically, Word documents have a page orientation such as portrait or landscape. So the question is how to mix and match two orientations in the same document. Here are the steps and two methods explained in this article on how to change page orientation and make a one page landscape in Word.

Method 1: Insert Section Cuts to Adjust Orientation Manually

You can manually tell Microsoft Word where to break any page instead of letting the program decide, you have to insert a "Next Page" section break at the beginning and end of the image, table, text or other objects for which you are changing the page orientation.

1.Click at the beginning of the region where you want the page to rotate (change orientation).

3. Choose the "Layout" tab and then in the "Breaks" drop-down select "Next Page".


Repeat the steps above at the end of the area you want to rotate, and then continue.

Note: Section breaks and other formatting features can be visible with the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + 8, or you can click the Show / Hide Paragraph Marks button in the "Paragraph" section of the "Home" tab. .


You should now have a blank page in the middle of two content pages:


1.Now put your cursor on that particular page where you want the different orientation.

2.Open the "Page Setup" dialog window by clicking on the little arrow in the lower right corner of the "Layout" ribbon.


3. Switch to the "Margins" tab.

4.Select the "Portrait" or "Landscape" orientation in the Orientation section.


5. Choose an option from the "Apply to:" drop-down menu at the bottom of the window.

6. Click OK.


Method 2: Let Microsoft Word Do It For You

This method will save your clicks if you let MS Word insert $0027 section breaks$0027 automatically and do the task for you. But the complexity of letting Word make the section breaks arises when you select the text. If you do not highlight the entire paragraph, unselected items such as multiple paragraphs, tables, pictures, or other items will be moved by Word to another page.

1.First, select the items you plan to change in the new portrait or landscape orientation.

2.After selecting all the images, text and pages that you want to change to the new orientation, choose the "Layout" tab.

3.In the "Page Settings" section, open the "Page Settings" dialog by clicking on the small arrow in the lower right corner of that section.


4.From the new dialog box, switch to the "Margins" tab.

5.Select "Portrait" or "Landscape" orientation.

6.Choose the selected text from the "Apply to:" drop-down list at the bottom of the window.


7.Click "OK".

Note: Hidden breaks and other formatting features can be visible with the use of Ctrl + Shift + 8 shortcut key, or you can click the P button back from the "Paragraph" section on the "Home" tab.


Hope the steps above were able to help you learn how to make a one page landscape in Word, but if you still have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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