Throwback Thursday - How to Have Portrait AND Landscape in One Word Document


I'm all about Throwback Thursday.  This week I am bringing you my most viewed post of all time.  Maybe because Erica Bohrer linked up to it!  She had asked on her blog if anyone knew how to have portrait and landscape orientations in one Word document, so I whipped up this tutorial.  You can see the original post {HERE}.  

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!

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

The Wooden Shutter said...

First of all, thanks for the Amazon card! I was so happy to win! :) Second, I have been waiting for a tutorial like this one FOREVER!!! It is so frustrating not to be able to turn my slides both ways in PPT!!! Thank you one hundred times over for your help!