Print a document in landscape or portrait orientation in Word 2016 for Mac

You can print your document (or parts of it) in landscape or portrait orientation. Portrait is commonly used for letters, reports, and other documents. Landscape is often used documents with tables that have lots of columns.

Change the page orientation for a document

  1. On the Layout tab, click Orientation, and then click Portrait or Landscape.

    Click to set margins, orientation, and size

  2. On the File menu, click Print.

Change the orientation for specific pages

  1. Select all the text on the pages you want to change.

    Tip: To change the orientation for all pages after the cursor, instead of selecting text, click where you want to start the new page orientation. On the Format menu, click Document, click Page Setup, select the orientation you want, and then click OK. Next to Apply to, click This point forward.

  2. On the Format menu, click Document.

  3. Click Page Setup at the bottom of the dialog box.

  4. Next to Orientation, click the orientation you want, and then click OK.

  5. Next to Apply to, click Selected text, and then click OK.

  6. On the File menu, click Print.

Change the orientation for a specific section

Important: To change the orientation for a specific section, your document must be divided by section breaks. Learn how to add section breaks.

  1. To display nonprinting characters, such as paragraph markers (¶), click Show all nonprinting characters  Show all non-printing characters on the Home tab.

    On the Home tab, Show Editing Marks is highlighted
  2. Double-click the section break that follows the section you want to change.

    Section breaks look like this:

    Image of Section Break

  3. Click Page Setup.

  4. Next to Orientation, click the orientation you want, and then click OK.

  5. Next to Apply to, click This section, and then click OK.

  6. On the File menu, click Print.

See also

Add section breaks

Delete section breaks

Print a document

Print the background when you print a document

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