How to Put One Page As Landscape & Maintain the Page Numbers in Word 2007

By Regina Edwards

Microsoft Word enables users to prepare large documents that can be formatted in chapters and select pages that have a different page orientation or contain columns. After you set up a main header and footer that includes page numbers for your document, the setting automatically applies to defined sections unless you create section-specific headers, footers and pagination. Use the "Insert" function to add a section break to designate parts of your document with unique formatting needs such as a landscape orientation. Insert a section break at the end of the desired page to resume default formatting.

Step 1

Place the cursor at the start of the desired page, select "Break" under "Insert" in the top menu bar and select the option,"Section Break (Next Page)."

Step 2

Place the cursor at the end of the desired page, select "Break" under "Insert" in the top menu bar and select the option, "Section Break (Next Page)."

Step 3

Place the cursor at any point in the text for the desired page and select "Page Setup" under "File" in the top menu bar.

Step 4

Select "Document" under "Format" in the top menu bar and click the "Layout" tab.

Step 5

Select the option, "This section" from the drop-down list next to the option, "Apply to."

Step 6

Click the "Page Setup" button and select the icon for landscape orientation.

Step 7

Click the "OK" button twice.

Tips & Warnings

  • If using Word 2007, the options selected in steps 4 to 7 are accessed in the "Page Setup" group under the "Page Layout" tab in the top menu bar.
  • Select "Page Layout" under "View" in the top menu bar to review the headers and footers on the pages to confirm that the headers and page numbers haven't changed.