Lanscape and Potrait pages in Word

Posted on 2004-11-26
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have a series of word documents in a report that i am trying to compile into one single document, so it can be distributed. The problem i am haiving is that i have some normal portrait pages, i have these inserted fine. How can i insert lanscape documents? when i change the page properties it changes all the pages not just the one selected, most of the lanscape pages have charts, tables or drawings on them so they need to stay in lanscape.


Question by:alex_wareing
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    There is an option, in the page setup, called Preview, it lets you set you page setup to "From this point forward", that seems to do as you requested.  I would suggest you copy each sheet into your word doc, then use this to setup your orientation for each sheet.

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    PS-  It's on the margins tab of the print setup dialog.
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    Here's what you need to do:

    Start with your first, master document.
    Go to the very end of the document.
    Go to Insert -> Break -> Section break types -> Next page
    (this inserts a section break at the end of your document)
    Format the last page as either portrait or landscape as required
    Insert your next document
    Go to the very end of the master document
    Go to Insert -> Break -> Section break types -> Next page
    Format the last page as either portrait or landscape as required
    and so on.....
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    What you really need to do is create Section Breaks whenever there is a change in orientation.  

    What Cal is suggesting does this for you but if you ever have to go back and add a page near the begining with another change of orientation "this point forward" will mess everything up that was previously OK.

    If you go onto the Insert menu, then choose Break you get various options, with 4 of them being Section Breaks.  You want to get Section Breaks (Next Page) instead of the normal Page Breaks to sit before the page that needs to change orientation.

    When you then goto the Page Setup to change the orientation you'll see that the Apply To box now says This Section.

    If you have headers/footers you may find you have to do work with them to get them working nicely right through each section.


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