Technology Tip Tuesday - Changing Page Orientation (PC and Mac)

I am reposting my most favorite (and most viewed) technology tip for your PC, plus adding info about how to do this on a Mac.  You can see the original post {HERE}.  

I had wondered and wondered how to have pages going both horizontally and vertically in one document.  I had tons of documents on my computer named "Homework - Horizontal" and "Homework - Vertical".  I was so sick of saving different versions of the same thing!  I FINALLY figured this out 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!

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!

You can also rotate one page orientation using Word for Mac (my version is 2008).
I am using my Color Word Cards & Word Walls (in English & Spanish) to demonstrate.

Here's how:

 1.  Highlight the text you want to change the orientation of.

 2.  Go to the Format dropdown menu, and choose Document.

 3.  When the Document window pops up, choose the Page Setup button on the bottom.

4.  When the next box pops up, choose the horizontal page layout button (the little man icon on the right).  Click OK.

5.  Next, choose the "Apply to Selected Text" option on the dropdown menu.  Click OK.

 6.  If this warning box pops up, choose Ignore.

 7.  Stand back and admire your handiwork!

1 comment

Amanda said...

I bookmarked this in August, after many frustrating attempts to figure this out on my own. I am working on something tonight and was determined to get this right. Your step-by-step instructions were great! Thank-you!!