Modifying Page Layout

In Word page layout can affect how content looks in documents. When using Word paper size and page margins can be easily changed.

Page layout and formatting

Video: Page Layout in Word 2010

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Word offers a variety of page layout and formatting options that affect how content appears on the page. You can customize the page orientation, paper size, and page margins depending on how you want your document to appear.

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To change page orientation:

  1. Select the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Orientation command in the Page Setup group.
    Changing the page orientation Changing the page orientation
  3. Click either Portrait or Landscape to change the page orientation.

Landscape format means the page is oriented horizontally, while portrait format means it is oriented vertically.

To change page size:

  1. Select the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Size command, and a drop-down menu will appear. The current page size is highlighted.
    Changing the page size Changing the page size
  3. Click the size option you want. The page size of the document changes.