How do I change one page to Landscape using the online browser version of Word, i.e., you have a Microsoft Office account and you access an online Word document via Microsoft Outlook and Word launches inside the browser.

I struggled Googling a suggestion because the results always came back for the desktop version of Word. The defining difference is that the desktop version permits "Go to Layout, and open the Page Setup dialogue box." Such an option does not exist in the online version of Word.

  • The question, as its current state, isn't a good fit for this site. While the second paragraph might qualify as a description of "research efforts" the recommendation is to search throughly this site and, in this case the Word online resources for end-users. As you can see in the answer that I posted provisionaly, Word online has a built´in feature to access those resources. Please spend some time searching those resources, show what you have tried and add the details that you mentioned in the comment to the answer. Use Word desktop to create a rough demo to show the expected results.
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    Mar 11 at 15:03
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    Mar 11 at 15:26
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According to the in-app help (image text are shown instead of images)

Change page orientation On the Layout tab, select Orientation button Orientation.

Select Landscape button Landscape or Portrait button Portrait.

It looks that you might not be using the Web properly. Let me share with you how I found the instructions from a reliable source:

Using Chrome and one of my employeers accounts that give access to Word oline, I opened it, created a new document. Then carefully I look to the screen and found the app toolbar and that it has a Help menu.

Then I click it.
This displayed the Help menu options. Then I click it.
This opened a the Help side panel. Then I typed landscape in the search box and pressed Enter.
This displayed the instructions in the top of this answer.

Here is a screeshot:

Help sidebar showing results searching "landscape"

  • I'm afraid that doesn't work for one page (as per my question). I want to copy a table, which is wider than a portrait layout. On the desktop program, I can adjust the orientation of one page among several. Your suggestion changes all the pages. Mar 11 at 14:48
  • You haven't been clear at all about why you closed this post. You mentioned getting a version of the Desktop app. I do not have a license for this. My question was very clear, "How do I change one page to Landscape using the online browser version of Word?" 1) Super User redirected my question here, 2) you're answer was not fit, 3) the question was clear enough to not require an "expected result". I would recommend you read my question again and ask if it's not clear before taking mistaken action. Mar 11 at 15:12
  • Thanks for your feedback. If you find it not help you, you still have to read the link in the post notice (it point to the help article What does it mean if a question is "closed"?) which has links to How to Ask, help center that you should also read if you haven't done yet.
    – Rubén
    Mar 11 at 15:14
  • Yes when needed, but my question was crystal clear. Your actions were not. Mar 11 at 15:15

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