How to Make One Page Landscape In Word

Word offers two choices for orienting your pages in a document. You can orient them either as portrait or as landscape. While portrait is the default option, you can switch to the landscape mode anytime.

Your document may have many small tables and charts in it. You can make the document look uniform by using portrait-oriented pages. But what if one of the tables or charts is large, and it does not fit on one portrait-oriented page? You may need to turn that page in the document into landscape orientation to show the large table or chart. 

2 ways to make a Single Page Landscape in Word

  • By introducing breaks and changing the orientation
  • Using the Page Setup menu

Let us see how.


Method #1: Introduce breaks and change the orientation

Step #1: Open the Word document

Open the Word document.

Click on the View tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the Zoom section, click on Multiple Pages.

Click the Zoom Out button on the slider at the bottom right-hand corner of Word window. 

Click again on the Zoom Out button, until at least 3 pages are visible in the window.

Navigate to the page for which you want to change the orientation.

Position the document such that this page is in the middle of the three pages displayed.

Step #2: Introduce a Continuous Section Break

Place the cursor at the beginning of the page that you want to change.

Click on the Layout tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

Click on the small triangle next to Breaks. This will open the Breaks menu.

Under Section Breaks, click on Continuous.

Step #3: Change orientation of page

Under the Layout tab, In the Page Setup section, click on the small triangle below the Orientation icon.

This will open two choices:

  • Portrait
  • Landscape

Click on Landscape.

Word will modify the page and all the following pages to landscape orientation.

Step #4: Change orientation of the rest of the pages

Place the cursor at the beginning of the next page.

Introduce a continuous section break as in Step #2.

Under the Layout tab, click on the small triangle below the Orientation icon. This will offer two choices:

  • Portrait
  • Landscape

Click on Portrait.

Word will modify the page and all the following pages to portrait orientation.

Method #2: Use the Page Setup menu

Step #1: Open the Word document

Open the Word document.

Click on the View tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the Zoom section, click on Multiple Pages.

Click the Zoom Out button on the slider at the bottom right-hand corner of Word window. 

Click again on the Zoom Out button, until at least 3 pages are visible in the window.

Navigate to the page for which you want to change the orientation. Position the document such that this page is in the middle of the three pages displayed.

Step #2: Open the page setup menu

Place the cursor at the beginning of the page that you want to change.

Click on the Layout tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

Click on the down arrow next to Page Setup. This will open the Page Setup menu.

Step #3: Setup the page

In the Page Setup menu, click on the Margins tab.

Under Orientation, click on Landscape.

Under Preview, click on the down arrow next to Apply to:.

This will open three choices:

  • This section: Apply the chosen orientation to the section under the cursor.
  • This point forward: Apply the chosen orientation to all sections beyond the cursor.
  • Whole document: Apply the chosen orientation to all sections in the document.

Click on This section.

Click on Ok to close the Page Setup menu.

Word changes the orientation of one page to landscape, while all other pages remain in portrait orientation.


Conclusion

Now you know how to make a one-page landscape in a document. You can also combine portrait and landscape pages in a Word document.

1 thought on “How to Make One Page Landscape In Word”

  1. Thanks. However, the concept of section breaks is completely non-intuitive. Word should be as advanced of guess this behavior by the year 2023; if your document is beyond some 100-pages scope, particular if tables are involved.

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