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Changing Page Orientation

OpenOffice.org uses page styles to specify the orientation of the pages in a document. For example, to change the page orientation of one or more pages in a document from portrait to landscape in a document, you need to create a page style that uses the landscape orientation, and then apply the page style to the pages.

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To Change the Page Orientation to Landscape or Portrait

To change the page orientation for all pages that use the current page style:

  1. Choose Format - Page.

  2. Click the Page tab.

  3. Under Paper format, select Portrait or Landscape.

  4. Click OK.

To change the page orientation only for the current page, you first need a page style, then apply that style:

  1. Choose Format - Styles and Formatting.

  2. Click the Page Styles icon.

  3. Right-click, and choose New.

  4. On the Organizer tab page, type a name for the page style in the Name box, for example "My Landscape".

  5. In the Next Style box, select the page style that you want to apply to the next page.

  • To only apply the new page style to a single page, select "Default" as the next page style.

  • To apply the new page style to all subsequent pages, select the name of the new page style.

  1. Click the Page tab.

  2. Under Paper format, select Portrait or Landscape.

  3. Click OK.

To Use Landscape and Portrait Page Orientation in the Same Document

Before you begin, ensure that you have created a page style that uses landscape page orientation. See To Change the Page Orientation to Landscape or Portrait for details.

  1. Click into the first paragraph where you want to change the page orientation.

  2. Choose Format - Paragraph.

  3. Click theText Flow tab.

  4. Under Breaks, enable Insert. Then enable With Page Style. Select a page style that uses the landscape or portrait page orientation.

  • To change the orientation of the current page only, select a page style where the Next Style option is set to "Default".

  • To change the orientation of the current and subsequent pages, select a page style where the Next Style option is set to the name of the page style.

    If you want to change the page orientation later on in the document, repeat these steps for the first paragraph on the page.

  1. Click OK.

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This help text for MAC OS X , published from the OpenOffice.org Help files Release 2.1 under the Public Documentation License 1.0.