Word 2007 Rotate printing for landscape pages


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I want to change the orientation of my landscape page when it is printed. I
have a document with both portrait and landscape pages. The document will be
bound at the left edge (for portrait orientation). By default, the landscape
pages are printed with the bottom of the landscape page at the binder edge.
I want to rotate the printed page so that the top of the landscape page is at
the left (binder) edge. Also, I want page numbers to match the portrait
pages (i.e., at the bottom of the 8-1/2 x 11 page, even for landscape pages).
 
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Cindy M.

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I want to change the orientation of my landscape page when it is printed. I
have a document with both portrait and landscape pages. The document will be
bound at the left edge (for portrait orientation). By default, the landscape
pages are printed with the bottom of the landscape page at the binder edge.
I want to rotate the printed page so that the top of the landscape page is at
the left (binder) edge. Also, I want page numbers to match the portrait
pages (i.e., at the bottom of the 8-1/2 x 11 page, even for landscape pages).
Select each page that should be rotated, then in File/Page Setup change the
orientation. Word will insert section breaks for each orientation change.

You'll have to define your own headers and footers for the rotated sections.
Word unfortunately doesn't do this for you. First go through each section
(orientation change) in the header/footer view and turn off "Same as Previous".

Now create a rotated header/footer. In Word 2002 I usually use a Table and
rotate the text by 90 (or 270) degrees.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Thanks, Cindy. I know how to change a page to landscape orientation. But
when this page is printed, I want it rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise,
not 90 degrees clockwise. This results in an output for a table or graph
that is easier to read in a bound document and this orientation is the
industry standard for technical documents, i.e., with the top of the graph or
table to the left side of the document, when holding the page vertically. I
know I could go in and manually rotate each printed landscape page by 180
degrees, but in a large document this is very inconvenient.

I think I see how to do the page numbers (thanks for that), but how do I
prevent having to manually rotate the printed page, short of aligning my text
at 180 degrees (i.e., upside down on the computer monitor, but printed
correctly)?
 
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Cindy M.

Hi =?Utf-8?B?Y2hpcHdhcA==?=,
But
when this page is printed, I want it rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise,
not 90 degrees clockwise. This results in an output for a table or graph
that is easier to read in a bound document and this orientation is the
industry standard for technical documents, i.e., with the top of the graph or
table to the left side of the document, when holding the page vertically.
Interesting. In every version of Word, on every machine I've ever used, rotating
counter-clockwise has been the default. Including Word 2007 (I just tested to be
absolutely sure).

Could this be an issue with your printer driver? If you try changing it to the
"industry standard" HP laserjet III do you see anything different?

Or might you have some kind of right-to-left commands in force?

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hmmm. This has been a pet-peeve of mine since the beginning of time (well,
since the beginning of Microsoft Word) on many different printers. A
landscape oriented Table will print with the top on the right-hand side of an
8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. This is a clockwise rotation. I guess I probably
need to continue to manually rotate the page after printing.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Some inkjet printers that output face up do rotate this way, whereas laser
printers (which output face down) tend to rotate the "right" way. There may
be a setting in your printer driver governing this, or a different driver
may give different results (the rotation on one of my DeskJets was changed
by an updated driver).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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I had this problem too. What I found was that it depends (as hinted in another comment) on the printer.

I have a coup[e of HP Color Laserjet CP4525 printers available, and a Sharp AR-M550U. I use the latter mostly -- black and white, fast. I have the problem described here on the Sharp, and all workaround attempts have been unsatisfactory. However, it prints as desired (landscape binding at the bottom) on the CP4525's ("Flip pages on long edge"). Don't know why, and if you don't have the right kind of printer, maybe not much help, but something to look at anyway.
 
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Printing from Word turns the landscape page CLOCKWISE, while first saving the Word document to PDF, the PDF print has the landscape page turned COUNTERCLOCKWISE!!! Very strange.... Am I right that this test means the incorrect rotation direction is a MICROSOFT WORD fault rather than the printer driver fault??? Can one not change the direction of the rotation from clockwise to counterclockwise in the Registry????
Wim
 

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