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Varying page orientation within a document

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Video: Varying page orientation within a document

If I ever had to tally up the requests for Word help that I've received over the years, including multiple page orientations in the same document would be near the top. A surprising number of people need to create documents that include pages in both Portrait and Landscape views. it's not difficult to do, if you remember to use section breaks. Let's take a look at how we can do this. This document incorporates the section breaks we use for multi-column text in the previous video. You can see one of them right here. We'll set up the documents, so that the two columns section is laid out in Landscape view and printed.

Varying page orientation within a document

If I ever had to tally up the requests for Word help that I've received over the years, including multiple page orientations in the same document would be near the top. A surprising number of people need to create documents that include pages in both Portrait and Landscape views. it's not difficult to do, if you remember to use section breaks. Let's take a look at how we can do this. This document incorporates the section breaks we use for multi-column text in the previous video. You can see one of them right here. We'll set up the documents, so that the two columns section is laid out in Landscape view and printed.

Now if you haven't been following along, the key is to put a section break before and after the part of the document that you want to appear with different page settings. I explained how to insert section breaks earlier in this chapter. Once the section breaks are inserted, position the insertion point anywhere in the section you want to print in Landscape view. So I'm just going to click down here in this paragraph and there's my insertion point right there. Then click the Layout button on the ruler and then choose one of the Orientation options under Page Setup. I've already got Portrait. What I want is Landscape for that section.

So I'll select Landscape and sure enough it changes to Landscape view. Now Word did a few things here. First of all Word converted those Continuous section breaks to Next Page section breaks. Then it takes the text in section 2 and lays it on Landscape view and if we scroll through this, we'll see that the whole second section is in Landscape view. You get down near the end, we'll see that the last section break is also changed to a Next Page section break and then the last page is back in Portrait view.

I do want to point out that if you wanted to change the entire document to Landscape view, you'd need to select the entire document before choosing an orientation option. Then the change you make would apply to all sections. Likewise if you wanted two of the three sections in Landscape view, you could select just those sections. Now of course, if you wanted the whole document in Landscape view and there weren't any section breaks, you wouldn't have to worry about selecting anything. Your change would affect the entire document. So now what's this most useful for? Well, suppose you're preparing a report that includes several large wide tables of data. You might want to present them in Landscape view, even if they appear in the middle of your document.

Word uses multiple sections with multiple orientations and even paper sizes when you prepare an envelope and tell Word to append it to your document, and you can learn more about preparing envelopes in Word in the chapter about letters, envelopes, and labels. These are just examples. If you're one of the dozens of people who have asked me how to do this over the years, you likely have your own reasons for wanting to do it. Now you know how.

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Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Word processing basics
      3m 9s
    3. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 21m 53s
    1. Menus, shortcut keys, and toolbars
      3m 43s
    2. The Ribbon
      2m 32s
    3. The Toolbox and the Media Browser
      2m 27s
    4. The Sidebar
      1m 42s
    5. Document views
      5m 24s
    6. Navigating windows and documents
      6m 5s
  3. 13m 40s
    1. Using the Document Gallery
      4m 51s
    2. Creating documents
      1m 51s
    3. Opening, saving, and closing documents
      6m 58s
  4. 14m 20s
    1. Entering text
      5m 33s
    2. Inserting and deleting text
      2m 34s
    3. Using Click and Type to enter text
      3m 26s
    4. Inserting symbols and special characters
      2m 47s
  5. 27m 28s
    1. Selecting and editing text
      6m 34s
    2. Copying and moving text
      7m 1s
    3. Using the Scrapbook
      4m 38s
    4. Undoing, redoing, and repeating actions
      4m 36s
    5. Finding and replacing text
      4m 39s
  6. 24m 50s
    1. Font formatting basics
      9m 0s
    2. Applying font formatting
      7m 12s
    3. Using the Font dialog
      4m 35s
    4. Formatting with the Find and Replace dialog
      4m 3s
  7. 27m 18s
    1. Paragraph formatting basics
      9m 39s
    2. Setting justification and line spacing
      2m 17s
    3. Indenting paragraphs
      4m 37s
    4. Using list formats
      5m 41s
    5. Setting paragraph formatting options
      5m 4s
  8. 14m 33s
    1. Understanding tab tables
      4m 15s
    2. Creating a tab table with the Ruler
      5m 20s
    3. Creating a tab table with the Tabs dialog
      4m 58s
  9. 20m 31s
    1. Understanding styles and themes
      2m 36s
    2. Applying styles
      6m 32s
    3. Reformatting with Quick Style sets and themes
      2m 37s
    4. Modifying styles
      4m 28s
    5. Creating and deleting styles
      4m 18s
  10. 13m 22s
    1. Revealing formatting
      4m 24s
    2. Using the Format Painter
      1m 38s
    3. Creating drop caps
      3m 34s
    4. Using AutoFormat on text
      3m 46s
  11. 27m 29s
    1. Setting margins
      4m 3s
    2. Adding page and section breaks
      4m 54s
    3. Setting multiple columns
      8m 11s
    4. Varying page orientation within a document
      2m 43s
    5. Inserting page numbers
      2m 47s
    6. Adding watermarks and background images
      4m 51s
  12. 13m 39s
    1. Using built-in headers and footers
      5m 34s
    2. Manually creating headers and footers
      4m 0s
    3. Setting multiple headers and footers in a document
      4m 5s
  13. 18m 54s
    1. Creating a cell table
      3m 42s
    2. Entering and formatting table text
      4m 16s
    3. Modifying table structure
      5m 34s
    4. Using table styles
      2m 49s
    5. Converting between tab and cell tables
      2m 33s
  14. 18m 12s
    1. Adding borders to text and paragraphs
      5m 38s
    2. Adding borders to table cells
      3m 47s
    3. Setting page borders
      4m 13s
    4. Applying shading
      4m 34s
  15. 16m 56s
    1. Using the Media Browser to insert media
      3m 24s
    2. Inserting media from a file
      2m 36s
    3. Formatting images
      4m 30s
    4. Wrapping text around an image
      2m 27s
    5. Inserting and formatting a text box
      3m 59s
  16. 13m 17s
    1. Using AutoCorrect and AutoFormat As You Type
      9m 26s
    2. Using AutoText and AutoComplete
      3m 51s
  17. 17m 28s
    1. Building an outline
      4m 26s
    2. Rearranging outline components
      3m 39s
    3. Viewing outlines
      4m 9s
    4. Numbering outline headings
      5m 14s
  18. 26m 49s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      8m 19s
    2. Using reference tools
      4m 30s
    3. Inserting footnotes and endnotes
      6m 27s
    4. Using the Word Count feature
      2m 49s
    5. Compiling a table of contents
      4m 44s
  19. 17m 44s
    1. Adding comments
      2m 46s
    2. Tracking changes
      7m 45s
    3. Merging and comparing documents
      4m 28s
    4. Sharing documents with others
      2m 45s
  20. 18m 54s
    1. Using letter templates
      8m 5s
    2. Creating envelopes
      6m 23s
    3. Creating labels
      4m 26s
  21. 12m 36s
    1. Setting Document Security options
      9m 0s
    2. Using Privacy options
      3m 36s
  22. 14m 31s
    1. Setting Page Setup Options
      4m 12s
    2. Previewing a document
      2m 13s
    3. Printing to a printer
      4m 11s
    4. Printing to PDF
      3m 55s
  23. 11m 9s
    1. Using Word's Macro Recorder
      9m 18s
    2. Understanding macro security
      1m 51s
  24. 12m 28s
    1. Customizing toolbars and menus
      6m 0s
    2. Customizing Word's shortcut keys
      3m 38s
    3. Customizing the Ribbon
      2m 50s
  25. 42s
    1. Goodbye
      42s

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