Change Page Orientation or Margins in Microsoft Word
To change the page orientation or the margins within a Word document requires
that you use section breaks.
Our graphics demonstration creating a landscape page, but the steps are the
same for changing margins.
Go to the bottom of the page prior to the landscape page or prior
to the page where you'll change your margins. Hit InsertŕBreak
and choose Section Break, Next page. If you had already placed a page break,
you may now need to delete it because it'll be extra. I always recommend that,
whenever possible, you first insert a paragraph return prior to inserting a
section break, so the section break is more easily seen.
If you are going to go back to your previous orientation or
margins, you should go to the end of the area where you want the different
orientation or margins, and insert another section break using the same method.
Now, place your cursor inside the section that you want
to set up differently. Go to FileŕPage Setup and
change your orientation or margins. Be sure to change the Apply to drop-down to
suit your needs. For instance, if you've inserted 2 section breaks, and want
only this section to have different orientation, choose This section from the
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