Sunday, March 25, 2012

How to Have Landscape AND Portrait in ONE Word Document

I just saw a post by the fabulous Miss Erica Bohrer where she was wondering how to change the page orientation within one document.   I FINALLY figured this out myself a few months ago and it totally changed my life.  It is so much more convenient to have pages going both ways!

I whipped up a little tutorial for you:

I used my Plants and Seeds unit on TPT to demonstrate.  Also, I use Word 2010.
Click on the images to enlarge them.

 1.  Highlight the text on the page that you want to change the orientation of.

 2.  Go to the Page Layout Tab.  Click "Margins" then click "Custom Margins" on the dropdown menu.

 3.  Click "Landscape," then "Selected Text," then "OK"

 Here is the closeup of the most important step!

Voila!  
There you have it... one page that is rotated while the rest remain the same.  I hope that this helps you as much as it did me!

29 comments:

Sharon said...

Awesome tutorial! I don't think I could have figured it out!
Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

Miss J said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial!!

I am having a giveaway if you want to come check it out!!

Miss J
Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Erica Bohrer said...

Haha! Thanks so much! I am bookmarking this.

Mary said...

So glad it helps!

LYNDSEY said...

Oh my word! You are my hero. Thank you for this.

Lyndsey
A Year of Many Firsts

Hadar said...

I wonder if this works on other microsoft office programs!!

Angela said...

OMG!!!! I'd been doing it the hard way, by inserting page breaks, etc., which is why I switched to PowerPoint! This is totally awesome!! Oh, I'm your newest follower. Thank you so much!!

Angela
The Daily Alphabet

Marlana said...

Thank you so much for this post! I knew there had to be an easier way. I had been saving separate documents and then merging them at www.pdfmerge.com. I'm so thankful you have saved me a gazillion steps and now I can streamline my files. Yay!

Blessings,
Marlana
Lil' Country Kindergarten

Crayons and Curls said...

Thanks for the tips! I always wondered how to do this! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Crayons and Curls said...

Thanks for the tips! I always wondered how to do this! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Kristin Young said...

You are a genius. No more uploading 2 different files to TPT! Thank you!!! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Karen Stamp said...

This is GENIUS!! Thank you for figuring this out... and sharing it with all of us!
Karen :o)
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Runde's Room said...

Thank-you so much! I have been trying everything to figure this out!

Jen
Runde's Room

Dana Lester said...

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I wonder how to make it work for Publisher....

Dana
www.funin1stgrade.blogspot.com

Mel D said...

AWESOME post! I'm a new follower!
Mel D
Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

Connie Dalton said...

oh, this is going to be great! I have another task that you may have found the answer to..I am trying to do slated lines at the top...can mange but I want the text to go with the line but then the rest of the page normal???
Connie ....conniepdalton@gmail.com
making I am thinking to hard.

Heather at Teach It Today! said...

Awesome! Do you know how to do it in PowerPoint?

Heather at TeachItToday

Kristin Young said...

ok...help! :) That totally worked to switch the page layout but now when I go to save it as a PDF {to share} it automatically saves it as 2 separate downloads. Wherever the page break/orientation changes, Adobe treats it as a separate file and I'm still stuck with 2 uploads. Any idea how to fix that??? :/

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Ms. Richards said...

I am so happy that someone figured this out! I have been wondering this for a while. Thank you so much!

Krystyn Richards
Ms. Richards's Musings
msrichardssmusings@gmail.com

Taraneh said...

Thank you very much for the post. I couldnt close the tab without saying thankx.
:))

Alpha dela Rosa said...

this is helpful! thanks for sharing

Philippa Lennie said...

Thank you so much!

Nush said...

Thanks so much :D
you saved my life today

Gloria Majchrzak said...

Literally saved my paper from a complete disaster. Thank you for quick, easy-to-follow instructions and fun designs!

Best,
Gloria M.

Kanurisri Nidhi said...

Thank you so much. This was very helpful.

ballubekar said...

Many Many Thanks Mary, I have been wondering this for one Year !

MARGARET APPIAH said...

This is really good.
Thanks a lot.
You are AWESOME!

Ben Ricketts said...

Really useful! Cheers!

dhinesh singaram said...

thank you so much.. really good and useful...