How to change orientation of one page in word?

Within some particular word documents, you have to apply different page orientation to one page only. This article will show you the following tricky ways for changing orientation of one page in word.

Change orientation of one page with section breaks

Change orientation of one page in Margins


arrow blue right bubble Change orientation of one page with section breaks

For understanding this tricky way better, I will take the following documents as an example to show you how I can change the orientation in page 2.

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Step 1: Click Page Layout, and go to the Breaks to insert section break Next Page in Section Breaks section at the end of page 1 and page 2 as follows.

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Step 2: Put the cursor on page 2 and click Page Layout > Orientation > Landscape.

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Now the page 2 has been changed to orientation landscape. See screenshot:

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Note: If you do not insert section break in the document, it will change the orientation of the whole document after clicking Landscape.


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arrow blue right bubble Change orientation of one page in Margins

1: Select the entire page that you want to change the orientation, then click Page Layout> Margins and select Custom Margins.

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2: In the Page Setup window, select the orientation you need in Oriention section, and choose Selected text in Apply to. Click OK.

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Note:

1. If you want to change the page apply section, you can click in a section (or select multiple sections), but the Select Section option only exist when there are section breaks in pages.

2. If the paragraphs in the page which you select to change the orientation are too many to be in a page after change, the remaining paragraphs will in the new page which is the same orientation with the selected page.

3. If you do not select any page, you can change orientation of the whole document or the pages behind the page where the cursor on when you apply this function.

4. It just change the orientation for only the sections that you have selected.


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    Stepan · 2 months ago
    Thank you!
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    Emmanuel Mawejje · 3 months ago
    i thank you a lot, i didnt even know the things are so close like that..!!!
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    Livi · 6 months ago
    Wow
    Worked better than I expected
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    Olivia · 1 years ago
    This create a BLANK page on the previous page! How can you get rid of this? It wont delete!
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      Sunny · 10 months ago
      Hi, Olivia, in this article, it just takes the second page as example for viewing the result clearly. You can place the cursor at anyone page you want to change its orientation, then use above method, it does no need any previous blank page .
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    Rhymeliza · 1 years ago
    Perfect! Thanks!
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      Sunny · 1 years ago
      Thanks for your comfirm.
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    Sam · 2 years ago
    So useful, Thanks!!
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    Pia · 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for the tip. I used the one making use of Margins.
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    Blackwing · 2 years ago
    Useless on Word2010. Page break does jack shit. The change of orientation still affects the entire document.
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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      It use section break > next page, not the page break, you can try again.
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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      But it works perfect in my Word 2010.
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    Fathe · 2 years ago
    Thank you so much. This was extremely helpful!
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    Nettle Dmello · 2 years ago
    Thanks a lot for helping in orientation were we can change the orientation of the page in one file
    thanks sir
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    Tássio Brunelli · 3 years ago
    Man, thank you very much!

    Your tip helped me a lot doing my work.

    Valeu!
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    Ken Trough · 4 years ago
    This solution causes issues. The key one being that if you use a cover page with a unique header/footer, every time you change page orientation within the document, word will treat the change in orientation as a "Next Page" break and the page will have the header/footer from the cover page (0) yet because of the orientation change, the header/footer are misformatted.

    Sure, it's easy enough to force a correct page number, but you can't stop Word from pulling that coverpage header/footer and inserting it in the middle of your doc. Word is just such garbage for reasons like this. Their "solutions" are really hacky workarounds that sorta kinda accomplish what you want, some of the time. Bah! Get LibreOffice.
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    henna · 4 years ago
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    Edu · 4 years ago
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    Victoria Jagne · 4 years ago
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    Victoria Jagne · 4 years ago
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    nicole · 4 years ago
    This doesn't work properly at all.......
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    Ajmal Akbari · 5 years ago
    thank you so much for the page break.
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    Daniel A · 5 years ago
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    Brian J · 5 years ago
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