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I have a really large table and I need to add it to a portrait document. Is there any way to make a single page landscape in Google Docs? In word you could add a "Section break" and do that. I hope it's not too much to ask. I'm working on a document with my friend and I can't just use Word. :(

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Not that I can see sorry buddy, I'm looking for the same solution. Source: groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/… –  user17755 Mar 1 '12 at 3:12
    
Have you found a work-a-round in the meantime or solution? –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Feb 16 '13 at 20:19
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I use Google docs for its collaborative writing really. What I do is work with a draft version in Google docs and then export to word. There's no real solution. Sad really, I wish they could work to improve it, it's been really horrible so far in everything except collaboration. –  David Feb 16 '13 at 23:38
    
(apologies if this is a dumb question, but...) Is this feature even possible within Microsoft Word? –  Hydra Feb 17 '13 at 6:54
    
Of course. You insert a section break and change the orientation. –  David Feb 17 '13 at 11:17
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Currently a single Google Document can only be either Landscape or Portrait not both. Changing page orientation is done by selecting File and then Page setup... Page Setup popup

It is currently recommended to separate the Landscape and Portrait pages into different documents.

A good place to get more information that might help is at Google Products Forums.

Note: An additional option might be to have three files in Google Docs. The Portrait, The Landscape, and Microsoft Word Doc which integrates the two layouts into the correct sequence (this document would be Read Only when viewed in Google Docs).

A Microsoft Word document may allow multiple orientations of the Page Layout, but if it is converted to a Google Document the Page Layout for each page will revert to the first Orientation found in the document.

Also, creating multiple Orientations in Word isn't as straight forward as one might want either.

For those wanting to do this in Word: Use portrait and landscape orientation in the same document

  1. Select the pages or paragraphs that you want to change to portrait or landscape orientation.
    NOTE If you select some but not all of the text on a page to change to portrait or landscape orientation, Word places the selected text on its own page, and the surrounding text on separate pages.

  2. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Margins. Page Setup group

  3. Click Custom Margins. (This is the important part)

  4. On the Margins tab, click Portrait or Landscape.

  5. In the Apply to list, click Selected text.. enter image description here

    NOTE Microsoft Word automatically inserts section breaks before and after the text that has the new page orientation. If your document is already divided into sections, you can click in a section (or select multiple sections), and then change the orientation for only the sections that you select.

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