How To Make Google Docs Landscape

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make Google Docs landscape.

How To Make Google Docs Landscape

By default, Google Docs documents are set to portrait mode, meaning the page is taller than it is wide. However, when you’re creating a document in Google Docs, you may need to switch to a landscape layout. This can be helpful if you want to add a large table or chart that won’t fit on a standard portrait page.

In this guide, we will show you how to make your document landscape in Google Docs. We will explain how to convert the entire document to landscape, as well as specific pages and sections only.

How to Use a Landscape Mode in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to use landscape mode in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open up a new or existing Google Docs document you want to convert into landscape mode.

Step 2

In the File menu, click on Page setup.

Step 3

Set the orientation to Landscape and click on OK.

Step 4

The entire document should now be set in a landscape orientation.

Step 5

We can also convert a single page into a landscape orientation rather than the entire document. To do this, select a paragraph from the page you want change the orientation of.

Right-click on the selection and click the option Change page to portrait.

Step 6

Only the page containing the selection will be converted into a landscape orientation.

Step 7

Alternatively, you can set what pages to set to landscape through the Page Setup menu. You can change the options under ‘Apply to” to change what pages will be set up in a landscape orientation. For example, you can choose to apply the landscape orientation to the current section.

You may also choose to apply the landscape orientation starting from the current section.

Lastly, you can set the landscape orientation to the whole document.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to make Google Docs landscape.

You may make a copy of this sample document to test it out on your own.