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I've been struggling to find a simple way to change the page orientation from portrait to landscape, having set up a new document with margins etc. File > Document Setup offers no option for this. Am I missing something, or do I have to start the whole thing again? Surely not. PagePlus had a simple icon on the toolbar to click for this.

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You can do it in the "Spread Setup" (or "Spread Properties" in Page context menu), but be aware, there is currently a Bug (I already reported), you have to fill out the Type + Page Preset manually again:

 

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I just did a job for a 21.0x10.5cm flyer that is horizontal, but the print service only does vertical flyers. Following this thread's advice, i switched the orientation temporarily to landscape, created a complex layout with two pages, and a couple days later when i wanted to export a PDF for the printer i met a shocking surprise.

When i rotated the spreads back to portrait, the content did NOT rotate. I had to manually rotate the content 90° and it still was off (not centered!). Very disappointing.

Do you guys have any idea what's up with this? I'm using v1.10.

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23 hours ago, sveto said:

I just did a job for a 21.0x10.5cm flyer that is horizontal, but the print service only does vertical flyers. 

?

21.0 x 10.5 or 10.5 x 21.0 are the same.

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On 8/6/2021 at 10:48 PM, sveto said:

When i rotated the spreads back to portrait, the content did NOT rotate.

Hello @sveto,

APub does not 'know' the concept of rotating pages. It is possible to rotate the view (in the view menu) but this does not help with x and y values.

If you have Designer you can switch to the designer persona and turn a single page into an artboard. Then you can rotate the artboard by 90 degrees and the content rotates with it.

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Thanks for the workaround, i'll try it out next time. I often switch between the apps in Publisher - to paint into a mask in Photo, to do some shape related stuff in Designer etc, so i'm quite used to it. :)

EDIT: Duh! I almost overlooked your other info. I didn't know i can rotate the view, that's exactly what i needed in the first place (instead of changing the orientation of the spread). Wow, talk about complicating things, LOL...

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19 hours ago, sveto said:

Do you mean that if i send the PDF with landscape orientation, it wouldn't be a problem? Sorry, i just don't know the technicalities, and the info material from the printing service only showed vertical orientation.

Most stuff that is printed is printed as vertically oriented, it is just a thing.

You mention Print Service and Printing Service so whoever they are they may have some esoteric needs for Portrait orientated PDFs. Do they print on sheets or rolls, gang or n-up printing are also things to take into consideration.

You solved it with dominik's help.

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