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DNP project guide: Formatting tips

Using different page orientations in the same Word document

For PC

  1. Select the pages or page sections (such as tables) whose orientation you want to change.
  2. Click Page Layout  > Page Setup dialog box launcher.
  3. In the Page Setup box, select Margins.
  4. Under  Orientation, click Portrait or Landscape.
  5. Click the Apply to box, and click Selected text.

For more detailed instructions,
watch the video tutorial from Microsoft Office.


For Mac

  1. Place your cursor at the start of the page that you want to change to landscape.
  2. Select Layout > Breaks > Next Page to place a section break where you had your cursor.
  3. With your cursor still at the start of that page, go to the Orientation option.
  4. Select Landscape.
  5. Go to the next page and repeat steps 1-3. 
  6. Select Portrait.

Creating the running head

  • Select the Insert tab from the top menu 
  • On the toolbar, select Header
  • Select Edit Header
  • Check the box Different First Page
  • Leave the first page header blank
  • Scroll to the second page of your manuscript
  • On the toolbar, select Header
  • In the header, type a shortened version of your title in all capital letters

Don't forget to change the font size
nd style of your running head
to 12pt. Times New Roman font.

Creating page numbers

  • Place your cursor to the right of the running head and press the Tab button on your keyboard twice
  • Select the Insert tab from the top menu
  • On the toolbar, select Page Number
  • Select Current Position and choose Plain Number
  • The page number will appear with a consecutive number in every page in the header.