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I wanted to have portrait for page 1 and landscape for page 2. How could I achieve that in QGIS Print Composer?

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You cannot mix portrait and landscape in the same print composer composition. You have to have two different print composers.

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Did you consider to make use of atlas feature and then control page orientation by an attribute value of the atlas control featureclass?

  • Unfortunately I couldn't use atlas feature because, the Print Composer itself is used by another plugin that relies on composer. – wondim Mar 16 '16 at 19:15
  • Pity that Atlas wasn't available to you - you can set pretty much everything based on the Atlas (e.g., setting orientation by case when bounds_width( @atlas_geometry ) > bounds_height( @atlas_geometry ) then 'landscape' else 'portrait' end). Can't change the number of legend columns that way - so I use two Legends (3-column for L, and 1-column for P), and toggle visibility and rendering based on @atlas_geometry h vs w. All other components can be changed for each Atlas item using @atlas_geometry expressions to set their position, size, rendering, etc. – GT. May 18 '17 at 1:30
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Thank you for the above answer. It ended my search. So to have both layouts in the same document, what I did was, I rotated all items in the page that I wanted to be portrait using Item properties -> Rotation -> I rotated all to 270, then saved the file to PDF.

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