WD2000: How to Add a Portrait Page Number to a Landscape Page

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SUMMARY

If a page of your document is formatted with landscape orientation, the header and footer of the page also are formatted with landscape orientation.

This article describes how to use rotated text in a text box or table to add a page number in portrait orientation to the header or footer layer of a landscape-oriented page.

MORE INFORMATION

To create a portrait-oriented page number on a landscape-oriented page, follow these steps:
  1. Open your document, and set up the different sections to accommodate the landscape page (or section). With the insertion point in the landscape section, click Header and Footer on the View menu. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click the Same as Previous button to make the header and footer for this page separate from the previous one. Repeat this procedure for the section following the landscape-formatted section. Click Close.For more information about different headers and footers, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type different headers and footers in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

    For more information about creating a landscape page, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type landscape in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

  2. Position the insertion point in the landscape-oriented section, click Header and Footer on the View menu, and use either of the following methods to create the header or footer:

Text Box Method

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  2. Click the Margins tab, and increase the right margin to a value that gives you room for the page number (text). For example, change the right margin from the default 1 inch to 1.5 inches. Change the other margins as needed. Then click OK.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Text Box.
  4. Using your pointer, draw a text box in the right margin area of the landscape page. After the text box is drawn, it remains selected.
  5. On the Format menu, click Text Box. On the Color and Lines tab, in the Line section, change Color to No Line, and then click OK.
  6. Click in the text box. On the Text Box toolbar, click the Change Text Direction button to change the text to the direction (orientation) that you want.
  7. Type the header or footer text you want into the text box. To add the page number, type the word Page, press the SPACEBAR, and on the Header and Footer toolbar, click the Page Number button.
  8. Make any other formatting changes that you want. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Close.

Table Method

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  2. Click the Margins tab, change the Top Margin to a negative value. For example, if your top margin is 1.25 inches, change the Top Margin value to -1.25 inches (Note the minus sign).
  3. On the Table menu, click Draw Table. You now have a Tables and Borders toolbar. Using your pointer, draw a table on the right side of the header that extends down the page. Draw one large table cell that is in the expanded margin area. Then draw any additional cells by drawing lines to divide the large cell into smaller cells.
  4. Click in a table cell. On the Table menu, point to Select, and then click Table.
  5. On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading. On the Borders tab, under Settings, click None, and then click OK.
  6. Click the cell where you want your page number to appear. Type the word Page and then press the SPACEBAR once. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click the Insert Page Number button.
  7. To rotate the text, on the Tables and Borders toolbar, click the Change Text Direction button until the text is in the direction you want. Then, on the Formatting toolbar, click the Align Bottom button.

    NOTE: A table is affected by the bottom margin of a page. It is possible for text to be cut off (cropped) if the table is drawn in the bottom margin area. To correct this problem, either resize your table so it does not flow into the bottom margin, or change the bottom margin of the page.For more information about tables, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type about tables in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

  8. Make any other formatting changes you want to the table. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Close.

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Article ID: 211930 - Last Review: December 6, 2000 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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