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Print a Microsoft Word Table in Landscape

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

Microsoft Word allows you to print a table in Landscape and keep the rest of the document in Portrait. This comes in especially handy if you want to widen your columns to make them easier to read. To so so, you'll need to select the table and then change the orientation to Landscape but only for the selected text. This will insert a section page break and will insert your table in its own page, in Landscape orientation. Any pages before or after the table will remain in Portrait.

Quick Guide: Print a Word Table in Landscape Mode

  1. Move your mouse pointer over the table and click the small + icon that appears on the top-left of the table. Click the icon to select the entire table (if you don't do this, the entire document will be changed to Landscape).

    Click the select table icon

  2. Click the Layout tab on the Ribbon.
  3. Click the Page Setup Dialog Launcher to display the Page Setup dialog box.

    Page Setup Dialog Launcher

  4. Click the Margins tab on top of the window.
  5. Click the Landscape icon.

    click the landscape icon

  6. Click the Apply to: drop-down list on the bottom left corner of the table and choose Selected text from the drop-down list.

    Click Apply to Selected Text

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