How to Switch to Landscape Orientation in Excel for Office 365

When you print a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel you will find that it is in the portrait orientation by default.

Depending on the ratio of rows to columns, this may not be the best way to view all of the content in that spreadsheet.

Fortunately you can adjust many of the settings that control how your data prints, even the orientation of the page.

Our guide below will show you how to print in landscape in Microsoft Excel.

How to Change Orientation in Excel

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Excel for Office 365, but will work in most other versions of Excel, too.

Step 1: Open your Excel file.

Step 2: Choose the Page Layout tab at the top of the window.

Step 3: Click the Orientation button.

Step 4: Choose the Landscape option.

Note that there is a small, clickable button at the bottom-right of the Page Setup section in the ribbon. If you click that button you will get a pop up menu with a lot of options that affect how your spreadsheet prints.

Additionally you can make some print changes when you open the Print menu. You can get there by clicking File at the top of the window, then selecting Print. Alternatively you can press the Ctrl + P shortcut on your keyboard.