Tech’ top tips – #20. MS Word tip – Add a landscape page

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).MS word decoration picture

You have a MS Word document and you need to add some information or data that won’t ‘fit’ in the ‘portrait page layout in your long document. You can insert this content in the landscape layout keeping all you other page layouts as portrait. Follow the simple steps below to do this!

  1. First to help you see ‘markers’ in your pages, under the Home tab select ‘Show/Hide paragraph marks’ button  – this will help you view any ‘section breaks’ in your document.
Show/Hide paragraph markers
2. Scroll to the end of the page where you want the next page to be portrait (so if page 12 is to be landscape, go to the end of page 11.

3. Click the ‘Layout‘ in the ribbon and then select ‘Breaks

4. From the ‘Breaks’ drop-down menu select ‘Next Page’ – you will be able to view the marker ‘:::::: Section Break (Next Page):::::’ at the end of a page.

5. Repeat step 4 so that you have a blank page. This ensures that a landscape page is added and that the next page layout retain as portrait.

6. In the Layout ribbon select ‘Orientation‘ and choose ‘Landscape‘.

7. Add/Insert your content in the Landscape page.

Remember you always have the ‘Undo’ button if it’s not quite right!

Save your document when you’re happy with it!

Layouts Breaks