Change page settings on Google Docs

Change page setup of a Google Doc  

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. In the toolbar, click File and then Page setup.
  3. Go to the setting you want to change:
    • Orientation
    • Paper size
    • Page color
    • Margins
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click OK.

Optional: To make new documents open with the settings you chose, click Set as default.  

Mix page orientations in a single Google Doc

A single document can include a mix of portrait and landscape layouts, to better fit wider tables, charts and graphics. 

Change the orientation of a selection 

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Highlight the text or image that you want to change the orientation and then Right click on the text or image.
  3. Select Change page to landscape or Change page to portrait

Change the orientation of a section or multiple sections 

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click where you want to create multiple sections.
  3. Go to Insert and then Break and then Section break.
  4. To change the orientation of a section, click File and then Page setup or Format and then Page orientation.
    1. Set “Apply to” to “This section” if you would like to apply the page orientation to the selected section only. Use “This section forward” if you would like to apply the page orientation to this and all subsequent sections.
    2. Select the orientation to apply.
    3. Click OK

Tips:

  • To show where section breaks are in your document, click View and then Show section breaks.
  • To show page outlines, click View and then Print layout.
  • You can also change the orientation for the entire document. Click File and then Page setup and then Apply to: Whole document.

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