LibreOffice Writer actually uses page styles to define the orientation of the pages in a document. Page styles specify a lot of properties for a document, like your margins, header and footer, page size, numbering etc. You can change the orientation of all of your pages in a document in LibreOffice Writer really quickly. And there are a few different ways to do this.
Use the Format Menu
Time needed: 1 minute
To change all of your pages from portrait to landscape, or landscape to portrait –
- Go to Format on the menu bar
- Choose page style
- Click on the page tab
- In the paper format section choose landscape
- Click OK
Use the Status Bar
What Status Bar??? You should have a small status bar running across the bottom of your screen in LibreOffice Writer. If you don’t, go to View Click OK , and choose Status Bar (to put a tick next to it).
Another way is by right-clicking on default page style on the status bar across the bottom of your screen in writer, and choose landscape. You can go back to portrait quickly by right-clicking again and choosing default page style.
Note that left-clicking on default page style opens up the page style dialogue box.
Use the Sidebar
Or you can use the sidebar to change orientation. Click on page on the sidebar, and in the format section use the drop-down next to orientation to choose landscape.
Video Tutorial – How to Change the Orientation of ALL pages in LibreOffice Writer
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