Landscape mode

Landscape paper modeLandscape mode is the orientation of a page that prints the image horizontally across the page instead of vertically. Landscape mode is commonly used to print charts or other images and text that may not fit properly with the page oriented vertically. The picture to the right is an example of the printer paper orientation setup through printer options. As you can see in the picture, the top example is a paper orientation selected as Portrait, or vertically, and the bottom is selected as Landscape, or horizontally.

Tip: When in Portrait, the page is taller than it is wide and, when in landscape, the paper is wider than it is tall.

Most software programs contain a Page Setup utility in the File menu or an Orientation utility on the Page Layout tab. This utility allows you to change the page orientation to Landscape.

Page Setup to change to Landscape mode         Orientation to change to Landscape mode

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Also see: Horizontally, Page orientation, Portrait, Printing terms