Changing Page Orientation

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 13, 2013)


There were two orientations you could use when you print your document: portrait and landscape. Whether you are able to modify the paper orientation depends on the type of printer you have installed to work with Windows. To modify the paper orientation, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Page Setup option from the File menu. Word displays the Page Setup dialog box.
  2. In Word 2002 or later, select the Margins tab. (See Figure 1.) Select the Paper Size tab in earlier versions. (See Figure 2.)
  3. Figure 2. The Paper Size tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

    Figure 1. The Margins tab of the Page Setup dialog box

  4. Select the appropriate orientation for your document.
  5. Click on OK.

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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What is 1 + 8?

2015-09-08 06:27:44

husseim mohamed sherif

thanks it is betere to giv me an example

2011-12-15 08:01:57


Hello Allen.

A one question. Is possible insert a header in landscape orientation and then set portrait orientation, and word keep the header initial?

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