Typically, when you create a document, you want the page orientation consistent throughout the document. Most reports, proposals, etc. use the Portrait orientation. However, some tables and figures only fit on a landscape page. In such cases, it is necessary to switch between page orientations.

If your document contains both Portrait and Landscape, you can still maintain consistency with the page numbers. In other words, you can use portrait page numbers throughout your document, even though parts of your document are in landscape orientation.

To insert portrait page numbers on a landscape page in Word 2007:

  1. Within Word, click the Insert tab.
  2. Within the Header & Footer group, click Page Number and then Page Margins.
  3. Select one of the Plain Number selections. The page numbers appear within a text box.
  4. If necessary, reformat the font for the page number and fine-tune the size and placement of the text box.

If you are running previous versions of Word, visit this site to find out how to accomplish this in a previous version.