In MS Word, the user is provided with multiple options that allow the user to create the document with different page layouts and orientations. By default, the document orientation in MS Word is Portrait.
In Portrait mode, the page is vertically aligned, meaning its length is more than its width. It is similar to the page's orientation in your register or notebook.
Changing the orientation of the Page to Portrait in Windows:
When the user opens a new document, then the orientation of the page is set to Portrait by default.
If you already have a document with the page in a different orientation.
To change the orientation to Portrait, follow the given steps:
- Open the document
- Go to the Page Layout tab.
- In the tab, click on orientation.
- Click on Portrait. It will open a list of options. This can take some time, depending on the length of the document.
- Changing the orientation of the Document in Mobile Devices in MS Word. The MS Word for Android and iOS devices enables the user to modify or change the document's orientation.
Follow the given steps to configure the orientation from landscape to portrait.
Note: There are limited options for orientations available on iOS and Android devices. In the versions for mobile devices, the user cannot implement different orientations for certain pages or sections in the document. Only the user that has the paid version of either MS Word or is a subscriber of MS 365. if you have subscribed to Microsoft 365, ensure that you have installed the latest version of MS Office on your device.
For Android devices or phones
The mobile version of MS Word on your android devices allows the user to change the orientation of the document while working or editing the document, or you can change the orientation just before printing the document.
Changing the Orientation of the Document while Editing the document:
- Open the MS Word Document.
- If you are using a tablet, open the Page Layout tab from the top of the Menu bar. But if you use a mobile phone, click on the Edit icon. After that, Click on Home and then select the Layout option.
- In the Layout tab, click on the orientation. This will open a list of orientations available.
- From the options, click on Portrait.
- The orientation will be applied to all the pages in your document.
Changing the orientation before printing the document
- Open the Word document on your tablet or mobile phone device.
- If you are using a tablet, click on File or the File icon when using your phone.
- Click on Print.
- Under the orientation, click on Portrait to change the orientation to Portrait.
- The changes will be applied now. You can either directly Print the document or save the changes before printing it.
Changing the orientation in iOS devices such as iPad or iPhone
If you want to change the document's orientation while you are modifying or working on the document.
- You can directly click on Layout while editing the document if you have an iPad. But if you are implementing the changes in your iPhone, click on Edit and Home. From the menu, select Layout.
- Once you have opened the Layout, click on orientation.
- All the available orientations will appear. Click on Portrait.
- The changes will be applied to the entire document.
Changing the Orientation of the Document before printing it
It is impossible to change the page's orientation in your document before printing it on an iPad or iPhone device with the available versions.
- The user can switch the document's orientation from landscape to portrait or vice versa while working on the document or even before printing it.
- To change the orientation while you are working on the document.
- Tap Layout. If you are using a Windows phone, select More, click Home, and then open the Layout. From the Layout tab, Click on Orientation.
- Choose the orientation that is Portrait or Landscape.
- To change the orientation before printing.
- Click on File on your tablet or select the File icon on your phone.
- Tap Print.
- Tap More Settings. Then, under orientation, select Landscape or Portrait from the drop-down list.
- Tap OK.
- Tap Print.
- If it opens a prompt, type the name and the address of the File and click on save.