I have a portrait page with headers and footers. I have a table which needs to be in landscape orientation due to space constraints. How do I do that?
I actually need the table to be landscape and the header/footer to be portrait.
To make a single page have landscape orientation, you must break your document into sections.
Go to where you want to have the page with landscape. Then do the following
Here is a page explaining it in detail with pictures.
A simpler way to do this is:
(This creates the section breaks for you.)
Regarding the added question information, if I understand correctly you actually want to have portrait oriented header / footer on landscape page.
For example to add page number in portrait orientation you can do following
If you have some more complex information in header and footer you will probably need to play a bit with adding text box in right and left sides of the page, entering the data in the box then changing text direction in Text Box Tools.
Another way to do this is to
It is possible to make a single page have a different orientation in Word, the other pages in your document would be portrait but you can alter the page setup for a single page to be landscape instead?
(Or at least this used to be possible, I've just tried to do it in Word 2010 and it doesn't seem to be easily possible)
Use different orientations in the same document:
I do realise that I'm replying to a very old question, and that the OP has either solved the problem or given up long ago, but as this is something I've done a lot of I thought I'd post an answer anyhow, in case it helps someone else.
This is what I have done in complex technical reports that flip back and forth between text pages in portrait and tables in landscape.
I'm assuming you've already created your table in landscape and realised that it isn't going to fit.
Your table is now in a section of its own, and you can modify page layout -- including the portrait/landscape setting -- without affecting the pages that come before and after.
Check that the section containing your table is now in landscape, with the sections before and after still in portrait. If not, hit undo as many times as necessary and fix the situation -- much easier to fix now than later.
Assuming all is ok, go into the footer of the section after your landscape section and switch off the Same as previous option by un-graying the Link to Previous entry in the ribbon. Otherwise this section will pick up the footer from the landscape section, and you're about to change it, so you wouldn't want that!
Next solution avoids creating a new sections, which makes it more difficult to change headers, footers, margins, etc. in a consistent manner.
In the text flow, a Drawing Canvas works like a figure when either is inserted in a paragraph. You can center the paragraph, add space before or after the paragraph, etc.
If the table does not fit the page, you can decrease the font. You can also play with the margins of the cells of the table.
Of course, you could make a table in Excel and copy it in Word as a figure, and rotate it, but the previous solution has a better resolution to file weight ratio.