open office insert landscape page into portrait document

I am wonder how good this open office application compare to other office software. Especially from the most dominant office software in the world. One of the thing that I want to try is how to insert landscape page while the earlier page is in portrait style. Because I couldn’t find the insert page with different style. And I couldn’t find it in break menu too.

So it seems my knowledge about open office still far from master. So I searched and found it in openoffice help site. Here are the step for inserting landscape page into portrait document. Of course we can do it reversely.

In your open document in OpenOffice.org:

  1. Open the Styles and Formatting window [F11].
  2. Click on the Page Styles icon (fourth icon from left).
  3. “Default” should already be highlighted. Right-click to see the context menu and choose New.
  4. In the dialog that appears, give the new page style a descriptive name, e.g. Landscape.
  5. Click on the Page tab and change the page orientation to Landscape by clicking on the corresponding radio button. You may also make other changes to the page style, if needed (such as adjusting the margin sizes).
  6. Click OK. The new style will appear as one of the page style choices.
  7. Place the text cursor in your document at the location where you want to insert the Landscape page.
  8. Select Insert->Manual Break.
  9. In the dialog that appears, select Page Break and in the Style list, select your new page style, e.g. Landscape.
  10. Click OK.

To end the Landscape area and return to Portrait in your document:

  1. Place the text cursor in your document at the location where you want to stop the Landscape layout.
  2. Select Insert->Manual Break.
  3. In the dialog that appears, select Page Break and in the Style list, select the previous page style, e.g. Default.
  4. Click OK.

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