Print a document in landscape or portrait orientation

Do any of the following:

Change the page orientation for a document

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. On the Layout tab, under Page Setup, click Orientation, and then click Portrait or Landscape.

    Word Layout tab, Page Setup group

  3. On the File menu, click Print.

Change the orientation for a specific page

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. Select all the text on the pages that you want to change.

  3. On the Format menu, click Document.

  4. Click Page Setup.

  5. Under Orientation, click the orientation that you want, and then click OK.

  6. On the Apply to pop-up menu, click Selected text, and then click OK.

    As necessary, Word inserts section break before and after the text that you selected and changes the orientation for those sections.

  7. On the File menu, click Print.

    Note: To change the orientation for all pages after the cursor, instead of selecting text, click in the document to set the cursor position. On the Format menu, click Document, click Page Setup, select the orientation that you want, and then on the Apply to pop-up menu, click This point forward.

Change the orientation for a specific section

Important: To change the orientation for a specific section, the document must have section break.

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. To display nonprinting characters, such as paragraph markers (¶), click Show all nonprinting characters  Show all non-printing characters on the Standard toolbar.

  3. Double-click the section break that follows the section that you want to change.

  4. Click Page Setup.

  5. Under Orientation, click the orientation that you want, and then click OK.

  6. On the Apply to pop-up menu, click This section, and then click OK.

    As necessary, Word inserts section breaks before and after the sections that you selected and changes the orientation for those sections.

  7. On the File menu, click Print.

    Note: To change the orientation for all pages after the cursor, instead of selecting text, click in the document to set the cursor position. On the Format menu, click Document, click Page Setup, select the orientation that you want, and then on the Apply to pop-up menu, click This point forward.

See also

Change paper size

Insert, delete, or change a section break

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