I created a one-piece cover for a book in MS Word in landscape mode 18 in x 12 in. The finished page should be 12.25 in x 9.25 inches. I print to Adobe PDF and then crop the page to the required size. It looks exactly as desired but when saved it changes the orientation to portrait and I can't get it to save it as landscape no matter what I do. I've tried changing the printer settings which was suggested in one article. How can I get the cover to be landscape? The printer will not accept it in portrait mode.
I have not saved the document as a pdf because one of the images is supposed to have a transparent background but when saving as a pdf it always comes out white. The image is in a table with dark blue shading so it apparently keeps the shading from going past the borders of the image. If I could make the shading work properly, I'd do it that way. I'm not good enough to remove the background around the image using the "remove background" feature of Word and have it look right.