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Formatting Your Dissertation (or Thesis): Change page orientation

Change page orientation to landscape or portrait

Change orientation of whole document

  1. To change the orientation of the whole document, select Layout > Orientation.

  2. Choose Portrait or Landscape.

Page orientation

Change part of a document to landscape

  1. Select the content that you want on a landscape page.

  2. Go to Layout and open the Page Setup dialog box.

    Page Setup

  3. Select Landscape, and in the Apply to box, choose Selected text.

    Apply to


This how the page will look like after changed page

A landscape page in an otherwise portrait document lets you fit wide elements like tables and diagrams onto the page