Microsoft Word is probably the most popular word processor in the world. Although most of us only use it for simple tasks, it is worth remembering that it offers a number of interesting functions. One of them is changing the page orientation. This is an option that is especially useful when creating tables or charts, and whenever we want the width of the document to be greater than its height.
Change of page orientation in MS Word - what should be done?
The default page orientation in Microsoft Word is, of course, portrait. Usually it does not need to be changed, but when you need to print a table or a schematic diagram of your project, it's a good idea to switch to landscape orientation. This will make the table more readable, and any annotations or comments to the diagram clearer.
Reversing the page orientation is not a frequently chosen option, but we can use it in a very intuitive way. However, it is important to remember that after activating this option, MS Word will automatically decide that we want to change the orientation of the entire document - to reverse the orientation of a single page, we will have to perform a few additional steps. But let's start from the beginning.
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Change the orientation of the document
To change the document orientation, all you need to do is:
- On the toolbar (located at the top of the text editor), click on the "Page layout" option
- From the displayed list, select the "Orientation" option
- The change orientation window will be displayed. Remember that all changes made at this point will be applied throughout the document.
- If the orientation change does not occur automatically, you may need to click the "apply" button
Change the orientation of a single page
See how to set one side of a document in landscape orientation:
- Now let's take a look at what the reorientation process looks like for a single page.
- On the page whose orientation we want to change, we need to carefully select all the text and all elements on it.
- Activate the "Page settings" menu and select the advanced settings option
- We go to the "Margins" tab, where, among a number of other options, we can choose between vertical and horizontal page orientation.
- From the displayed list, select the option to apply only to a single page.
- The orientation of the page we selected earlier should be changed
So as we can see, there is nothing difficult in changing the page orientation. It is a very useful tool that is worth using, for example, when preparing important company documents or including elements such as tables or diagrams in a text document.