Normally, when you open Word 2007 your document will be in “Portrait Orientation.” Portrait means that the page is taller than it is wider. Portrait works for most documents, but sometimes you might want to put that page on its side… or landscape, which is when the page is wider than it is taller.
How to change to Portrait or Landscape page orientation in Word 2007
To change the page orientation in Word 2007, click on the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon, and then click on the “Orientation” button. This will give you your two options, portrait, or landscape.