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 –

  1. Go to Format on the menu bar

    Format menu

  2. Choose page style

    Page Style

  3. Click on the page tab

    Page Tab

  4. In the paper format section choose landscape

    Change Orientation of all pages in LibreOffice Writer

  5. Click OK

    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.

Right-click Status Bar - this will Change the Orientation of ALL pages in LibreOffice Writer

Note that left-clicking on default page style opens up the page style dialogue box.

Use the Sidebar

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.

Change orientation od all pages using the sidebar in LibreOffice Writer

Video Tutorial – How to Change the Orientation of ALL pages in LibreOffice Writer

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