When you enter layout mode to create your layout, go to printer setup and select the desired printer, page size and page orientation. You'll then see vertical and horizontal page break lines to guide you in the design of your layout. Any layout object to the right of the vertical page break line will not be printed. Any object below the horizontal line will be printed on the next page.
I know where the page break lines are, im hoping to turn them the other way...
For example i have a paragraph i need to put at the bottom. If i'm not already in Portrait mode i have to type it in sideways... or rotate it..
For printing purposes, there is no way to do what you describe when designing the layout. You'll have to use the methods you just described. For data entry--when you are entering data into fields, it's best to use two layouts, one for data entry and one for landscape mode printing.
Ill populate it with EDI so it won't be bad, just getting it designed...