Printing a Page Number in Portrait While the Page Is in Landscape Layout

In this article, we will learn How to Print Page Numbers in Portrait While the Page is in Landscape Layout in Excel.


Page orientation in excel is used to get the print landscape (more columns on page) as compared to portrait (more rows on page). In simple where it requires to show more information about each row on one page. For example printing the superstor customer data having all the products bought by each customer. Let's get this using an example

Page Orientation in Excel

Go to Page Layout > Orientation > Landscape.

Then go to View > Page Layout

Then Header and Footer Design tab > Select Page numbers (Make sure to choose either header or footer)

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have some sample data to try as an example.

Follow the steps to do this.

First Page Layout > Orientation > Select Landscape as shown below.

Then to view the landscape print mode in excel. Go to View > Page Layout

You will see the sheet observed as landscape orientated. You check to confirm by switching to portrait mode which will give a better understanding of the layout.

Now Go to Header and Footer Design tab > Select Page numbers option as shown below


Make sure to choose header or footer using the switch option. Go to Header to switch to header or Go to Footer to switch to footer.

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
Notes :

  1. Page Layout enables the view of sheet to be printed
  2. Use header and footer settings to choose margins, alignment or text style

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