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Getting the lay of the landscape
The drop-down menu attached to the Orientation button in the Page Setup
group of the Ribbon’s Page Layout tab contains two options:
Portrait (the default) where the printing runs parallel to the short edge
of the paper
Landscape where the printing runs parallel to the long edge of the paper
Because many worksheets are far wider than they are tall (such as budgets
or sales tables that track expenditures over 12 months), you may find that
wider worksheets page better if you switch the orientation from Portrait
mode (which accommodates fewer columns on a page because the printing
runs parallel to the short edge of the page) to Landscape mode.
In Figure 5-6, you can see the Print Preview window with the first page of a
report in Landscape mode in the Page Layout view. For this report, Excel can
fit three more columns of information on this page in Landscape mode than it
can in Portrait mode. However, because this page orientation accommodates
fewer rows, the total page count for this report increases from two pages in
Portrait mode to four pages in Landscape mode.
Figure 5-6:
A
Landscape
mode report
in Page
Layout view.
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