Changing Page Orientation

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 3, 2013)

Most printers these days allow you to print in either of two formats: portrait or landscape. Portrait means that information is printed parallel to the short edge of your paper. Landscape means it is printed parallel to the long edge.

In order to change your printing orientation, you need to let Excel know how you want to print. To modify the paper orientation, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Page Setup option from the File menu. Excel displays the Page Setup dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Page tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Page tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

  4. In the Orientation area at the top of the dialog box, click on either the Portrait or Landscape radio buttons.
  5. Click on OK to close the Page Setup dialog box.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2701) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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