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How to change page layout from vertical to horizontal? [closed]

asked 2014-03-20 13:55:29 +0100

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updated 2014-03-24 20:33:37 +0100

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In a Writer document I need to change the layout of several pages from vertical to horizontal. How can this be made?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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answered 2014-03-20 14:29:30 +0100

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updated 2014-03-24 18:48:49 +0100

You need to add a manual page break with style changes before and after the landscape pages. There already is a page style named "Landscape" or something similar.

There also is a help page about it. Thanks to Stanislav for pointing it out.

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@mahfiaz - "manual page break with style changes before and after the landscape pages. " this was the important information. Thanks a lot!

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-03-21 07:24:04 +0100 )edit

Ah! You really do mean Insert > Manual Break... > (·) Page break + Style = Landscape. I was using CTRL-ENTER to put in a manual page break, then applying the style from the F11 dock, and I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working! Thanks for this. :)

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2014-03-21 09:18:28 +0100 )edit

Hey, you are welcome :) A little cumbersome, but makes it sure that the content never drifts off to another page. Joy of editing long Word documents if anyone remembers.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-03-21 12:18:43 +0100 )edit
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The way to change the layout is actually not cumbersome and straight forward but I could not find the solution in Help. Now I place an enhancement request for Help. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76428 Feel free to add comments.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-03-22 10:52:33 +0100 )edit

As noted by Stanislav in the bug report, there actually is a help page about this: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/C...

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-03-24 18:47:16 +0100 )edit
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answered 2014-03-20 20:33:26 +0100

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Format >Page >Page >Orientation >Landscape.

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This changes the currently page's style to landscape, which likely is the only page style used and effectively makes the whole document landscape.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-03-20 21:59:20 +0100 )edit

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