I can't get the print layout to appear in portrait. It opens in landscape and Layout/Page Setup... allows for portrait, but the layout canvas remains in landscape.

In 2.18 the "Composition" Panel has "Page Size" as its first item, with a drop down Landscape/Portrait control box.

2.18 Page size

In 3.0.0, the "Layout" Panel does not have this, and I can't find it in the "Item Properties" panel.

Is there somewhere that I can set it to portrait?

  • Adding some key words in the hope that search will pick them up: page paper size orientation background hight width. I missed this when searching on "paper size" – Russell Fulton May 5 '18 at 21:26

In QGIS 3.x you have to right click on the page in your layout to find "Page Properties".enter image description here

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    This is a rather hidden feature. – csk Mar 9 '18 at 19:11
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    simple, but difficult to find! thank you @michel-stuyts for the answer. – PKG Sep 18 '18 at 5:18
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    Very hidden, is there any feature request (or even a bug!) open? – Marco Dec 20 '18 at 8:33
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    This is a major failure ('major' in context of layout design, not 'major' overall) of usability for QGIS 3. The issue is lack of 'discoverability' - even someone looking hard for this feature (like me) is unlikely to find it. – Rostranimin Apr 18 '19 at 9:32
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    lmao big UI fail. thanks for the answer tho – Luffydude Oct 25 '19 at 16:09

Ok this is usefull info, and something else considering atlasfeatures in Layout:

( in 2.18 i used a statement to determine landscape or portrait of a atlasfeature, using the bounds witdh and height) and in 2.18 statement was a $atlasgeometry
in 3.2 this should be @atlas_geometry although it is the same layer in wich this is working.

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