Page Orientation in Word 2010


In this chapter, we will discuss page orientation in Word 2010. Page Orientation is useful when you print your pages. By default, Microsoft Word shows a page in portrait orientation and in this case the width of the page is less than the height of the page; the page will be 8.5 inches × 11 inches.

You can change the page orientation from portrait to landscape orientation. In such case, the width of the page will be more than the height of the page and page will be 11 inches × 8.5 inches.

Change Page Orientation

The following steps will help you understand how to change the page orientation of a word document.

Step 1 − Open the Word document the orientation of which needs to be changed. By default, orientation will be Portrait Orientation as shown below.

Page Orientation

Step 2 − Click the Page Layout tab, and click the Orientation button available in the Page Setup group. This will display an Option Menu having both the options (Portrait & Landscape) to be selected.

Oirnetation Menu

Step 3 − Click any of the options you want to set to orientation. Because our page is already in portrait orientation, we will click the Landscape option to change my orientation to landscape orientation.

Landscape Oirnetation