Changing Page Orientation Within a Document

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Introduction

It is easy enough to change page orientation for an entire document. But sometimes you will want to have both portrait and landscape page orientation within the same document. You might be tempted to create two documents, one for landscape and one for portrait. However, this becomes complicated when you want to number your document pages.Fortunately, there is an easier solution. You simply insert section breaks in your document and set the page orientation for each section.
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Position the Cursor at the Beginning of the Second Section

Inserting a Break From the Insert Menu
Inserting a Break From the Insert Menu.
First, position your cursor where you would like the second section to begin. From the Insert menu, select Break…
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Insert a Page Break

Inserting a Break From the Insert Menu
Inserting a Break From the Insert Menu.
Select Page Break and click OK.
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Open the Page Setup Dialog Box

Opening the Page Setup Dialog Box
Selecting Page Setup From the File menu.
Select Page Setup… from the File menu.
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Specify the Page Orientation

Select the Page Orientation
Select the Page Orientation.
On the Orientation section of the Margins tab, select the orientation you would like.
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Apply the Orientation to the Document

Selecting This Point Forward
Selecting This Point Forward.
Click the dropdown box beneath Apply to: on the Preview section. Select This point forward and then click OK. If you’re viewing your document in Print Preview, you will notice the page layout changes.Repeat the steps for each change in page orientation.
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Marshall, James. "Changing Page Orientation Within a Document." ThoughtCo, May. 29, 2017, thoughtco.com/changing-page-orientation-within-a-document-3540343. Marshall, James. (2017, May 29). Changing Page Orientation Within a Document. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/changing-page-orientation-within-a-document-3540343 Marshall, James. "Changing Page Orientation Within a Document." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/changing-page-orientation-within-a-document-3540343 (accessed January 24, 2018).