MS Word Help

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  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    I'm inserting a graph for a project and the only way it will fit is if I put it in landscape view. Does anyone know how to do this? It's not in page setup. :(
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try paste special and then insert it as a picture... and then scale it down in size.
     
  3. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but I want it to be in landscape view so that it will take up the whole page. the graph is going into a notebook as part of a huge marketing project, so I want it to look nice and clearly legible.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh. I'm sorry... I don't think your original post was very clear.

    I think you do what you want by inserting a section break with the option to have it break over a page, and then you go to page setup and change the orientation of that particular page and apply it to that section. You do the same in reverse (another section break) to change back. The page orientation is under the layout section of the page setup.
     
  5. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that sounds complicated....in fact I don't understand at all :confused: is there really not a way to just click a box to change it to landscape view like in winblows?

    i went to the layout section and there's nothing there about changing it to landscape.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    File -> page setup -> orientation (look down)
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    For some reason the rotation appears to be unavailable in Word 2004. :confused:

    (rotation in the "picture format" window)

    Personally I'd just rotate the picture in an app that is supposed to work with graphics.
     
  8. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HOLY CRAP....THANK YOU! WOW do I feel stupid....:eek: :D

    EDIT: seriously words cannot describe how dumb i feel right now....
     
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  10. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    easily done...

    click on "file" >>> "page setup" >>> (a window will open) at the bottom you will se "orientation" next to this there are 3 large buttons, just select the one you want and presto.

    oops, didn't see that it was answered.
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You're about 8 minutes late on that one. :)
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Doesn't that apply the landscape orientation to the whole document and not just the page with the graph?

    Alternatively, you could open the graph in an image editing program like Preview, rotate it, and paste it into a portrait-oriented Word page.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's why you need the section breaks... exactly the same procedure in Windows and OS X. lol this thread is like a poster child for redundancy. In fact, I'll say that again. This thread is like a poster child for redundancy. :D

    I think there *is* an option still in 2004 to re-orient the image alone without re-orienting the page. You'll need this if you want the page to have the header and footer in the same orientation as it does on other pages instead of the same orientation as the graphic on the page. But I'm not 100% sure how to get to it without a Mac in front of me.
     
  14. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    Jessica Alba was on TV... I got distracted

    I was watching "Idle Hands"
     

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