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How do I insert a single landscape page?

asked 2018-12-08 00:15:29 +0200

Todd2 gravatar image

Hi All,


I have a document that is in portrait format. I want to insert a single landscape page in the middle of the document. I do not what the orientation of the other pages to change. How do I do this?

Many thanks, -T

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answered 2018-12-08 10:09:37 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

You must first understand that pages are not primary objects in LO Writer. Pages are dynamically allocated when the printable space between margins is exhausted. The layout is defined in a page style which you can customise at will.

Unless you create a break in your text flow, page style for the new page stays the same as the current one.

Consequently, when you inserted a page break in your document for your landscape data, you changed for a new "current" style with this orientation. To revert to portrait orientation, you must insert another break where portrait is resumed.

LO Writer (like all digital applications) is dumb and cannot guess where a personally meaningful attribute takes effect and where it stops. You must tell it.

LO Writer is a very sophisticated tool and, as such, you must learn how to use it (intuition is not enough) and also understand the underlying principles to make the highest profit out of it.

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Lo Writer being sophisticated is not an excuse for being difficult to use. Word Pro is also sophisticated and setting page orentation is 100 times easier than Writer.

Thank you for the help. Will will set a double page break and see if that works.

Todd2 gravatar imageTodd2 ( 2018-12-13 01:29:43 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-12-08 01:12:58 +0200

LibreTraining gravatar image

This is covered in the Writer Guide (PDF, 15MB)
See: Changing page orientation within a document on page 139.

Basically the page orientation is part of the page style.
So you set-up a landscape page style (or use the existing one) and apply that style to the page.
This is all covered in the guide in more detail.

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Page 140 has it.

Wow, what a difficult way to do this. You should just be able to click on the page properties and change it. (Word Pro has me spoiled in this respect.)

Thank you!

Todd2 gravatar imageTodd2 ( 2018-12-08 01:32:58 +0200 )edit

I take that back. Not an answer. The manual says it will only change that page, but it changes that page and every page below it. Same issue I wrote about. <editorial comment=""> AAAHHHH !!!!! </editorial>

Todd2 gravatar imageTodd2 ( 2018-12-08 01:42:45 +0200 )edit

You seem to have completely missed 3) and 4) at the top of page 141. It's hard to do something properly if you only read a part of instruction.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-08 12:07:52 +0200 )edit
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