I want to make just one page in my document change from portrait to landscape orientation. I have followed the instructions for How can I make just one page of a Word document horizontal?

However, the whole document changes to landscape orientation! How can I prevent this? I'm using Word 2007 on Windows 7.

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    You are probably using normal page breaks instead of section breaks... the instructions you link to work for me. – Jonas Heidelberg Oct 14 '11 at 15:18
  • @JonasHeidelberg: yes, that was it, RedGrittyBrick just beat you to it. Thanks! – Wikis Oct 14 '11 at 15:24

The page layout applies to sections. Normally all pages of a document are in one section. You have to break your document into three sections (two section breaks). Apply the page orientation to the appropriate section only.

For word 2007 see scribd: Changing Orientation of a single page with Word 2007

If you show formatting marks, you should see two of ::::::Section Break(New Page)::::::

  • Thanks. I did that (even with a blank document) and it didn't work; i.e. the whole document changed orientation. – Wikis Oct 14 '11 at 14:11
  • @Wikis: Try following the tutorial in my updated answer. – RedGrittyBrick Oct 14 '11 at 14:19
  • That link is what I used before posting the question here. How do you, "apply the page orientation to the appropriate section only."? I put the cursor on the second page and still the whole document changed. – Wikis Oct 14 '11 at 14:30
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    @Wikis: If you show formatting marks, do you see ::::::Section Break(New Page):::::: ? – RedGrittyBrick Oct 14 '11 at 15:06
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    Good question. Actually, I see ..............Page Break.............. That was it! I thought Insert->Page Break would do the same thing. But I had to choose Page Layout->Breaks->Next Page. Thanks! – Wikis Oct 14 '11 at 15:23

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