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Change page orientation mid-document

By rancherm ·
Hi,
Today's TechRepublic newsletter included the following tip:

Change page orientation mid-document

Let's say you have a chart or table that you want to include in a document, but it's too wide to print across a standard sheet of paper. Using Word's Page Setup menu, you can print a chart or table horizontally across a page while printing the rest of the document vertically.

Follow these steps:


Move the cursor to the line above the chart or table.
Go to File | Page Setup.
On the Margins tab, select Landscape under the Orientation section.
In the Preview section, select This Point Forward from the Apply To drop-down list, and click OK.

The rest of the document will now print in Landscape mode. To resume printing the pages vertically, follow these steps:


Move the cursor to the line below the chart or table.
Go to File | Page Setup.
On the Margins tab, select Portrait under the Orientation section.
In the Preview section, select This Point Forward from the Apply To drop-down list, and click OK.

Use this method to apply any changes you make in the Page Setup dialog box to any section of your document.

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I tried it, but failed. The most I got is splitting my printed document to three parts, up to the begining of the landscaped format, up to the end of the landscaped format, beyond.
I tried it on a WordXP, not Word 2000, over a network printer.
What's wrong?

Ran

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by DKlippert In reply to Change page orientation m ...

The classic way to do this is to insert a Section break (Insert>Break, before and after the section that you want to have landscape. Now apply File>Page Set up Landscape to just the one section.

See:
http://tinyurl.com/2fvu7

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by mgates In reply to Change page orientation m ...

what you want to do is create something called a next page, page break. go to the end of the first section (before the table) and go to Insert, break, and choose Next page. this will push the table onto the next page. at the end of the table, if you want to continue in portrait, you will need to add another next page page break using the same method listed above. when you are set put your curser, anywhere within the table and go to file, page setup. go to the second tab, papersize, and choose landscape. the only section that will change will be the the one with the table.

good luck.

michael

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by rancherm In reply to Change page orientation m ...

Hi,
Thanks for both your responses. Unfortunately, I'm still stuck. The most I got was splitting a file to three sections, each divided from the ohers by a page break, printed as portrait, landscape, portrait.
I'm looking for a solution by which all three section can share the same page.

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