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Page Orientation

Example: "He changed the page orientation from portrait to landscape when creating the sign."

Page orientation describes the way a document is printed or displayed on a screen. The two main types are "Portrait," in which the height is longer than the width, and "Landscape," in which the width is longer than the height. Most printers print in portrait mode by default, which means the page is printed vertically from top to bottom. Some programs allow the user to change the orientation to landscape mode within the "Page Setup" window.

First Published: 2009
Last Updated: May 20, 2009

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