How to use different page orientations inside one document

Word 2016
Page orientation defines the direction for printing or displaying the document in Word. Sometimes the page orientation for a particular page has to be different from the rest of the material. E.g., usually, the whole article, paper, or report is printed in the Portrait mode, but for a page with the big table, it is more convenient to use the Landscape mode.

To change the page orientation, follow these steps:

   1.   Select pages or paragraphs on pages that you want to switch to Portrait or Landscape orientation.

   2.   On the Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Margins:

Page Margins in Word 365

   3.   Click Custom Margins... at the bottom of the list.

   4.   In the Page Setup dialog box, on the Margins tab:

  • Choose Portrait or Landscape orientation,
  • In the Apply to list, choose Selected text:
Page setup in Word 365

   5.   Click OK.


  • Microsoft Word automatically inserts section breaks before and after the text that has the new page orientation. If you write a book or a long report and your document is already divided into sections, you can click in the section (or select multiple sections), and then change the orientation only for the sections that you have chosen.
    Orientation of one page in Word 365
  • To have an option Selected text you need to select a text in your document.

See also this tip in French: Comment utiliser des orientations différentes dans le même document.

Please, disable AdBlock and reload the page to continue

Today, 30% of our visitors use Ad-Block to block ads.We understand your pain with ads, but without ads, we won't be able to provide you with free content soon. If you need our content for work or study, please support our efforts and disable AdBlock for our site. As you will see, we have a lot of helpful information to share.