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Windows 7: Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug

04 May 2011   #11
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

I was able to find what you were talking about but it doesn't seem to allow me to adjust the orientation of my existing document.

I'll play around with it some more but It dosen't look like its going to work... thank you for the suggestion though!


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04 May 2011   #12
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techguy222 View Post
How can I change the orientation of a 2" wide by 1" high document to "Portrait" in Word 2010? The orientation wants to "auto correct" back to landscape every time.
See if this works:

Page Layout > Size

More Paper Sizes...

Paper Tab > set Width and Height

Margins Tab > reset to smaller margins (R, L, T, B)

Layout Tab > reset Header and Footer - From Edge to ZERO

Click OK button.

If error message appears click FIX.

Click OK.

Regards,
GEWB
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04 May 2011   #13
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion! I followed your steps and it reverted back to landscape again...
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04 May 2011   #14
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hey Techguy,

Is this what you are ultimately looking for? I created a 2"x1" page, then oriented it as Portrait.


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Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug-word2x1.png 
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04 May 2011   #15
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

I need it to be 2"wide by 1"high set to Portrait
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04 May 2011   #16
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Okay, let's ninja this.

Try changing the text orientation. I think Word 2010 got a little "refined" and changed the whole idea of orientation--if you have a 2x1 page and orientate it portrait, now you have a 1x2 page, and you will always type left to right, top to bottom, regardless of orientation. It actually makes a bit of sense. Check out my screenshots (attached) and see if they help.


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04 May 2011   #17
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Or maybe like this? I'm a little confused now how you need it oriented. We can make this happen, for sure, but I need a little clarification. Can you make up a pretend doc like I did and post a screenshot?


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Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug-word2x1_3.png 
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04 May 2011   #18
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techguy222 View Post
Thanks for the suggestion! I followed your steps and it reverted back to landscape again...
Must be an options setting as it worked on my system (that's how I got the navigation). I'll poke around some more.

Regards,
GEWB
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04 May 2011   #19
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

I like where your headed with that but I'm still running into the same issue but reversed. I recreated the example in your first screen shot with the text direction rotated right 90 but now it is stuck at portrait and it wont let me change it to landscape
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04 May 2011   #20
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Ok, I tried an attachment showing how it always reverts back to landscape.


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