Rotate text in Microsoft Word

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Rotate text in Microsoft Word
Rotate text in Microsoft Word
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Do you want to make your newsletter a bit more stylish? Rotating blocks of text can make your design stand out and look less boring. Fortunately, from Word 2010 it is very easy to rotate text boxes. It's a little trickier if you're using an older version, but it's still possible. Below you can read how to do it.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Rotate text in Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013 (PC)

Step 1. Open Microsoft Word

Note: This method does not work with Word 2007 or older. Go to the last section of this article to learn how it works with older versions of Word.

Step #2. Click Insert

You'll find this in the top left corner.

Step #3. Click on the Text Box menu

This can be found in the text section of the Insert tab.

Step 4. Click on the first option:

Simple text box. You can choose from a long list of styles. If you don't want to show the text box, but only the text, then choose Simple text box. It's the first option.

Step 5. Type in the text you want to rotate

If the text doesn't fit in the text box, you can drag the corners to make the box bigger. You can adjust the formatting of the text as you are used to with normal text.

Step 6. Click the Align Text menu

Step 7. Select No Alignment

This removes the outline and therefore it is no longer visible that the text is part of a text box.

Step 8. Rotate the text

There are several options:

  • Option 1:

    To rotate text at odd angles (not 90, 180, or 270 degrees), click the green circle above the text box. Drag the circle to rotate the box to the desired position. Then click outside the text box. Now the text is rotated.

  • Option 2:

    To rotate text at angles of 90, 180, or 270 degrees, click the Rotate menu. Select the desired angle.

Method 2 of 3: Method 2: Rotate text in Microsoft Word on a Mac

Step #1. Click on the text box icon

Write the text you want to rotate.

Step #2. Click on View

Select "Print View".

Step 3. Click the Format tab

Step 4. Rotate the text

There are several options:

  • Option 1:

    Find the rotate icon. Choose "Rotate right 90 degrees" or "Rotate left 90 degrees".

  • Option 2:

    To rotate text, click the green circle above the text box. Drag the circle to rotate the box to the desired position. Then click outside the text box. Now the text is rotated.

Method 3 of 3: Using WordArt to rotate text in Word 2007 and older

Step 1. Open Microsoft Word

If you have an older version of Word, you can create a text box as an image and then rotate the text box just like you would an image.

Step #2. Insert a blank text box

Click on Insert and choose text box. Click on "Draw text box" at the bottom.

Step 3. Type your text in the text box

Adjust the layout of the box and the text if necessary. You can drag the corners of the text box to the size you want. You can adjust the formatting of the text as usual.

Because you create an image of your text box, you have to make sure that the formatting is right right away. You cannot change it later

Step #4. Cut out the text box

Select the text box and use the cut command. You do this with Ctrl + X or you select Cut from the Edit menu.

Step 5. Paste the text box

You are now not using the standard paste command, but "Paste Special". You can find this by clicking on the arrow under the Paste button or in the Edit menu.

Step 6. Select an image format

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Step 7. Rotate the text

You have several options depending on how you want to rotate.

  • Option 1:

    To rotate text at odd angles (not 90, 180, or 270 degrees), click the green circle above the text box. Drag the circle to rotate the box to the desired position. Then click outside the text box. Now the text is rotated.

  • Option 2:

    To rotate text at angles of 90, 180, or 270 degrees, click the Rotate menu. Select the desired angle.

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