Rotate text in Word

If you want to change the direction of text in Word, you have several options. But before you can rotate text in Word, you need to create a text box or table and add text to it. With your text in a text field or table, you can point your words in multiple directions.

You cannot rotate text in Word Online and the Word mobile apps. This feature is only available in Word for PC and Mac desktop applications.

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  1. Rotate a text box in Word
  2. How to rotate text in a text box
  3. How to change the text direction in a table

Rotate a text box in Word

Text boxes make it easy to change the direction of text within a word. All you need to do is create a text box, add some text and decide how you will rotate the text box.

To create a text field, select Insert > Text box and choose one of the built-in designs. To add text, select the text box and start typing.

To rotate text using the rotation handle, select the text field and drag turn marker right or left. Release it when the text is in the desired direction.

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To rotate a text field 90 degrees:

  • In Word for PC . Select text box, select Layout > To spin and choose Turn 90° to the right . or Turn 90° to the left .
  • In Word for Mac : click the text box, click Shape Format > streamline > To spin > To spin and choose Turn 90° to the right or Turn 90° to the left .

To set your own angle of rotation:

  • In Word for PC . Select text box, select Layout > To spin and choose Additional rotation options . On the tab The size change the rotation angle to the desired angle.
  • In Word for Mac : click the text box, click Shape Format > streamline > To spin > To spin and press Additional rotation options . On the tab The size change the rotation angle so that the text points in the desired direction.

How to rotate text in a text box

Instead of rotating the text box, you can rotate the text in the box instead.

You can also rotate text within a shape.

To rotate text in a text box, select Drawing Tools Format > Text direction and choose Rotate all text 90° or Spin everything. text 270° . The text appears vertically on the page.

To align text in a text field, select Drawing Tools Format > align text and align the text to the right side of the text field, to the left, or center.

How to change the text direction in a table

You can also rotate text within a table. Rotating text allows you to have narrow rows in your table.

To create a table, select Insert > table and select the table size.

To change the direction of text in a table:

  1. Select the cell containing the text that you want to change the direction.

  2. To change the text direction, select Table Tools Layout > Text direction . The text will rotate to the right. Select again Text direction to rotate the text another 90 degrees.

  3. To change the text alignment, select the Alignment option to change how text appears in a cell. You can align text to the center, left, right, bottom, or top.

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