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How to change orientation of one page in Word mac?

July 22, 2022

Sometimes it is necessary to change all or individual pages orientations. The best example is writing documents in portrait mode but to insert charts and tables you need to change orientation. If you want to find out how to change orientation of one page in word, you have come to the right place

In this tutorial, you will get to know how to change orientation of one page in word whether in a one page document, or single page in multi-page document.

Change orientation of one page in a single page document


This method works when you have document with only one page.

1.Open your existing one-page document

2.Now click on Page Layout tab on the ribbon

3.You will see a Orientation option

4.Click on the Orientation option. A drop-down menu appears.

5.The default orientation is set to portrait. Choose Landscape as your orientation.


6.The page is now oriented now to landscape



Change orientation of one page in a multiple page document

This option is very handy if you have word document with multiple pages and you wish to make specific individual pages in landscape orientation.

1.Open existing document having mutiple pages. For this example, a three paged document is opened.

2.If you wish to change the 2nd page that is in the middle, you need to first add a page section in the 1st and 2nd page

3.Now bring your mouse to the end of the 1st page and click there, you will see cursor blinking.

4.Now go to the Insert tab


5.Click the down arrow at the Break option. A drop-down menu will appear

6.Click the Next Page Section Break. The section break is added


7.Now go to the 2nd page and click at the last text in it. You will see the cursor blinking

8.Now again go to Insert tab

9.Click the downward arrow at Break option and a drop-down menu will appear.

10.Click Next Page Section Break. The section break is also added at the 2nd page

11.To verify if the section breaks are added or not, go to Home tab

12.Click to Show/Hide Editing Marks, a drop down menu will appear.


13.Now hit the Show/Hide Paragraph Marks

14.You will see section breaks added in 1st and 2nd page


15.Now click at the start of the 2nd page whether it is heading or text, you will see a cursor blinking there

16.Now go to Page Layout tab


17.Now click on Orientation option, a drop down meny appears. By default, the Portrait mode is enabled.

18.Now click on the Landscape option. You will see that only 2nd page is changed or landscape mode


Changing the page orientation to landscape mode is very useful. This is the way on how to change orientation of one page in word. You can change orientation either on a single page orientation or specific pages within multiple page document. But if you want to get more information Word features, you can subscribe to WPS Academy to learn in detail.

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