How to Change the Page Orientation in Apple Pages

By Julius Vandersteen

When you work on a document on your Mac using Apple's Pages application, such as a brochure, you might want to change the page orientation; for example, create it in horizontal landscape instead of vertical orientation. Pages is a desktop publishing program that comes included in Apple's iWork suite of applications, along with spreadsheet and slideshow presentation programs, that will allow you to change page orientation simply.

Step 1

Click "Applications" on the Dock of your Mac, click "iWork," and then click "Pages" to launch the application.

Step 2

Click "File" from the Pages menu, click "Open Recent" if you want to open a recent document, and then click the name of the document to open it. Or, click "File," "Open," and then click a folder on your Mac containing the document you want to open, click the file to select it, and click "Open."

Step 3

Click "File," and then click "New" to create a new document. The Template Chooser window appears. Click a template on which you want to base your new document, and then click "Choose." A new blank document appears.

Step 4

Click "Inspector" at the top of the Pages application window. The Inspector pallet appears.

Step 5

Click "Page Setup." A dialog box appears.

Step 6

Click an icon next to "Orientation" to change the page orientation, selecting either Vertical or Landscape mode.

Step 7

Click "OK."