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Clint (08-16-04, 02:46 AM)
I am using Word v.X. Is there a way to have pages in both portrait and
landscape format in a single document. E.g. I am writing a document in
which most of the pages will be portrait format, but I would like to have a
few pages in the middle of the document in landscape format to allow me to
put some wide tables on the pages.
JE McGimpsey (08-16-04, 03:19 AM)
In article <0001HW.BD45520900EF2C4FF02845B0>,
Clint <clinto> wrote:

> I am using Word v.X. Is there a way to have pages in both portrait and
> landscape format in a single document. E.g. I am writing a document in
> which most of the pages will be portrait format, but I would like to have a
> few pages in the middle of the document in landscape format to allow me to
> put some wide tables on the pages.


you need to insert a section break (next page) at each switch in
orientation.

See "Can I have portrait and landscape pages in the same document?" in
Word Help for a way to do this automatically.
Matthew Smith (08-18-04, 02:01 AM)
In article <0001HW.BD45520900EF2C4FF02845B0>,
Clint <clinto> wrote:

> I am using Word v.X. Is there a way to have pages in both portrait and
> landscape format in a single document. E.g. I am writing a document in
> which most of the pages will be portrait format, but I would like to have a
> few pages in the middle of the document in landscape format to allow me to
> put some wide tables on the pages.


Another way of having wide tables in Word is to use the Text Direction
option in the Format menu. Create your table with the top left cell
contents in the the bottom left cell, the top right in the top left.
Select the table and choose Text Direction from the Format menu. You
could also do your table so the top is on the right if you want.

The advantage of doing this is:
1. Any header and footers for the page will still be on the same ends of
the page as all other pages.
2. Your document will print as one job and not multiple jobs.
Matt T (08-18-04, 03:21 AM)
In article <matty_d-BB289F.10014118082004>,
Matthew Smith <matty_d> wrote:

[..]
> 1. Any header and footers for the page will still be on the same ends of
> the page as all other pages.
> 2. Your document will print as one job and not multiple jobs.


You can change the layout (portrait vs landscape) by inserting a section
break, changing the orientation, and selecting "from this point onward"
in the page layout dialog. This will print as one job, but it will also
result in screwed up headers/footers cross the sections, as Matthew
Smith aluded to.

The text direction trick is a clever one.

Matt T
Clint O'Conner (08-19-04, 10:49 PM)
In article <jemcgimpsey-31846E.19193415082004>,
JE McGimpsey <jemcgimpsey> wrote:

> In article <0001HW.BD45520900EF2C4FF02845B0>,
> Clint <clinto> wrote:
> you need to insert a section break (next page) at each switch in
> orientation.
> See "Can I have portrait and landscape pages in the same document?" in
> Word Help for a way to do this automatically.


Excellent set of suggestions - thanks to everybody.

I used the method of inserting section breaks, and reformatting each
section with the page orientation I want. That led to the next problem
- alluded to in the replies:

Is there a way to have different headers and footers by section?

(Based on comments in this thread, I guess the answer is No.)
Elliott Roper (08-19-04, 10:58 PM)
In article <clinto-B3AD4E.13491019082004>, Clint
O'Conner <clinto> wrote:

> Is there a way to have different headers and footers by section?
> (Based on comments in this thread, I guess the answer is No.)


The answer is yes. One of the original reasons for sections.
Headings will carry over by default, but it is simple to set up new
ones. You can even put fields in there to pick up the contents of
special styles you use inn the text for the purpose of running heads.

You can use the first page special stuff on each section to suppress
running heads and other toys on the first page of each chapter, ensure
that new sections start on odd pages and a few other tricks to distance
your work from ransom notes. ;-)

Have a paddle in the help, or just play with the section break panels.
Come back here when you are stumped.
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