How to put a single page in landscape mode in MS Word

Managing page orientation in Word is quite easy. You can choose to put the pages in landscape or portrait mode. But once chosen, this modification applies to all pages. How to put just one in the landscape? This is what we will see in this tutorial.

Sometimes the orientation of a page in Word needs to be different from other pages in the document. By default, documents in Word are in Portrait orientation but it often happens that we need to change the orientation of a particular page by putting it in Landscape mode . For example, to have more room to insert a table.

While it is easy to change the orientation of the pages to landscape or portrait mode, the changes apply to the entire document. But it is also possible to apply it only to the desired pages.

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Word: how to change the orientation of a single page

Before showing how to put a single page in Landscape or Portrait mode in Word, here is already how to do it for the whole document:

  • Go to the Layout tab in the menu at the top
  • On the left, select the Orientation option
  • Choose between Portrait and Landscape mode

Put a single page in landscape mode

To change the orientation of a particular page relative to the rest of the document, just insert a page break . The modification therefore applies to the following page:

  • Go to the page preceding the one whose orientation you want to change.
  • Go to the Layout menu .
  • Click on Page break  then on Next page.
  • The cursor is positioned automatically on the next page. Click orientation, still in the Page Setup menu, and select Landscape  to change the orientation of the current page only.

As you can see, the change only applies to the current page and not to the whole document. There is also another method to do this.

Change the orientation of a single page in the Margins

  • Select the entire page whose orientation you want to change, then click Page Setup> Margins and select Custom Margins at the bottom of the pane that opens.
  • In the Orientation section of the opened dialog box, click Landscape.
  • At the bottom, in the Apply to section: click the To selected text option.

That’s it that’s all. Word will apply the orientation only to the current page. These are the two methods that allow you to change orientation taking into account only the desired page and not the entire document.