Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

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Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

Postby valewmo11 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:39 am

I'm so frustrated!!! It should not be this difficult to create a document with both portrait and landscape orientations in it. This is simple to do in Word. While I appreciate OpenOffice, I just can't understand why it will not do this simple task. I read that I could:
1) place a manual page break at the spot where I wanted the different page orientation;
2) go to the spot where I needed it to change back and basically do the same thing;
3) then change back to default.

This is NOT working. It either changes the entire document to portrait or landscape, doesn't keep the change where I am putting it.

Can anyone help me? Or does this program just NOT do this?

Deadline I won't make because I can't do this! If you can help quickly, I'll greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:56 am

You must create and apply different Page Styles.
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Re: Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

Postby RoryOF » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:09 am

By barking the limits of the page orientation change with inserted page breaks you are on the correct track. Change the page style used for the horizontal pages to some different style from the surrounding pages - there is a predefined "Landscape" style.
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Re: Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

Postby Bill » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:59 pm

valewmo11 wrote:1) place a manual page break at the spot where I wanted the different page orientation;

Not quite. Simply inserting a manual page break keeps the same page style for the next page. Since the page orientation is defined in the page style, the next page will also keep the same orientation. When you insert the manual page break, there is an option on the Break dialog to change the page style to a different page style where you can change the page orientation without affecting pages before the page break.
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Re: Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

Postby John_Ha » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:29 pm

See attached file. You need to insert the Landscape Page Style after a page break. Go Insert > Manual break > select Page break and set Landscape.

After you have finished with landscape, insert another page break and use the Default portrait page style. Formatting pages is described in Chapter 4.

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Re: Portrait and Landscape Orientation in one doc

Postby floris v » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:41 pm

Try Tutorial on Page styles and headers/footers. And remember to save in odt format.
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