Change the page orientation

Excel 365
Most users do not even think about page size, margins, or page orientation when working in Excel. But these options are very important if you need to print an Excel file, save it as a PDF file, or export it to the Web page.

Like other Microsoft Office applications such as Word and PowerPoint, Excel offers two page orientation options: landscape and portrait.

Landscape orients the page horizontally, so it is useful for spreadsheets with many rows. Portrait orients the page vertically, so it is preferred for spreadsheets with many columns.

Change page orientation

To change the page orientation for the spreadsheet, do one of the following:

  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Orientation, and then click Portrait or Landscape:
    Orientation in Excel 365
  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click the dialog box launcher:
    Page Setup group in Excel 365

    In the Page Setup dialog box, on the Page tab, under Orientation, select Portrait or Landscape:

    Page Setup group in Excel 365
  • On the File tab, click Print (or click Ctrl+P):
    Print options in Excel 365

    On the Print pane, under Settings, from the Orientation dropdown list, select the option you need:

    Print orientation in Excel 365

Change the orientation of one page

Excel allows you to set a specific page orientation for each spreadsheet independently of others. You can print or save some spreadsheets in a workbook in one orientation (e.g., portrait) and other worksheets in the same workbook in the opposite orientation (e.g., landscape):

Different page orientation in Excel 365

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