Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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resize the left and right margins on the horizontal toolbar, but you may need to move the
indention controls out of the way.
Drag the vertical ruler to change top and bottom margins.
Dragging to
resize the
top margin
Often you will choose Margin settings before adding any text to your document. But you can change margins later,
and Word will rewrap the text in the document as needed.
Orientation refers to whether the page is laid out horizontally (landscape) or vertically
(portrait — the default orientation). You might sometimes need to rotate a document to
landscape in order to fi t wider pictures, charts, tables, or other objects. To change the
document orientation, click Orientation in the Page Setup group of the Page Layout tab,
and click either Landscape or Portrait as needed.
If you only have one object or page that has content that is too wide to fi t, you can keep
the orientation as portrait and rotate the table, chart, or picture instead. For pictures
and charts, rotation isn’t challenging. With Wrapping (Picture Tools Format tab, in the
Arrange group) set to anything other than In line with text, simply rotate the picture
or chart 90 degrees by dragging the top center rotation handle, or by choosing Picture
Rotate Right 90° or Rotate Left 90°. (For shapes
and some other objects, the command is on the Drawing Tools Format contextual tab.)
If you rotate only the object, the headers and footers will still display according to the
Portrait orientation.
Rotate Objects
Tables are a bit more challenging, but you have several options. If you’re just now creating
the table, select the entire table and in the Table Tools Layout tab in the Alignment
group, click Text Direction to rotate the text so that it can be read if you tilt your head to
the right or left. Keep in mind that columns and rows are reversed. It’s not necessarily easy
to work this way, but it can be done, as shown in Figure 8.4.
Another option would be to copy a fi nished table to the Clipboard, choose Paste Paste
Special in the Clipboard group of the Home tab, and paste the table into the document as
a picture. Because it’s now a picture, you can choose any fl oating wrapping style and then
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