Word 2010: Use both Portrait and Landscape orientation in one document

   Posted November 9, 2011 by Lê Hoàng in Microsoft Word

When creating a document, you may need to use both portrait and landscape orientation since document content does not always fit in one orientation. Here is how to use both of them in your document in Word 2010.

We’ll demonstrate this using a blank document.

1. Launch Microsoft Word and create a new document.

2. Go to the last page that you want to keep in portrait mode.

3. Go to Page Layout tab.

4. Click on the Breaks function and choose Next Page (under Section Breaks).

5. Go to the page that you want to change the orientation mode to landscape, and then go to Orientation (still in the Page layout tab) -> Landscape.

6. To make the following pages in portrait mode, insert another Section Breaks/Next Page at the end of the landscape mode page (repeat step 4)

7. Change the Orientation of that page to Portrait.

8. The final document will look like so:


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  • milinda

    great piece of resource..i was in a big hurry and caught up with a big mess due a set of large tables…thanks to ur guide lines and illustrations it was a matter of few clicks and i’ve completed the task..
    thanx again.
    and keep sharing ur valuable work..

  • tracy

    I have done this a thousand times, but today I had a document with both orientations, and it is printing the Landscape page in Portriat. Some sort of glitch?? I have tried everything but don’t see any problem.

  • Tshepiso

    This works 100%, this is very helpful, thank you so much!

    Now my report writing has just improved!!!