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How To Change Paper Orientation In Excel

— Print a worksheet in landscape or portrait orientation

Default paper orientation is mostly  portrait.

Excel can fit three more columns of information on the page in landscape mode than it can in portrait mode.

2 Ways to change page orientation in Excel

Because many worksheets are wider than they are tall (such as budgets or sales tables that track expenditures over a period of time), you may find the need to switch the orientation from the default portrait mode to landscape mode.

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a. Page Layout tab → Page Setup group → Orientation button reveals a drop-down menu with these two options:

  • Portrait
  • Landscape


For report,  portrait orientation may work better.

b. Change the page orientation when you are ready to print

  1. Select the worksheet, worksheets, or worksheet data that you want to print.

  2. Click File > Print.
  3. In the Page Orientation drop-down box, under Settings, click Portrait Orientation or Landscape Orientation.
  4. When you are ready to print, click Print.
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