Learn How To Rotate & Flip Text In Microsoft Word

Rotating text in Microsoft Word is easy to do once you know how. You might want to flip the text so it’s vertical, horizontal or diagonal, anyway is possible. Microsoft don’t make it very obvious how to do it, but that’s where we come in with our easy to follow step by step guide you can follow below.

  1. In the top tabbed menu bar select the Insert tab.how-to-rotate-flip-text-in-microsoft-word
  2. Click on the Text Box button which will open up a drop-down menu and click Simple Text Box.click-text-box-simple
  3. Type your text into the text box. If you already have text, copy and paste it in.type-text-into-text-box
  4. With the text box still selected, you’ll see the Drawing Tools Format menu at the top. Click on the Rotate button which will open up a drop-down menu.click-rotate-button
  5. Click which direction you would like the text to be rotated or flipped, right 90°, left 90°, vertical or horizontally.click-rotation-angle

To learn how to remove the text box border, go here.

Using The Text Direction Method

Alternatively, you could use the Text Direction option, but this only allows to make the text appear vertically. This is also found in the Drawing Tools Format menu when the text box is selected. To use this method instead, do the same as above up until step 3 then do the following.

  1. From the Drawing Tools Format menu at the top, click on the Text Direction button which will open up a drop-down menu.click-text-direction-button
  2. Click Rotate all text 90° rotate the text vertically to the right or Rotate all text 270° to rotate the text vertically to the left.click-to-rotate-text-vertically

But How Do I Rotate Text To Any Angle?

If you’re not wanting to rotate text at a 90° angle then this is also possible. Firstly follow the steps above up to step 3 and then do the following.

  1. Whilst the text box is selected, a small green circle will appear above.small-green-circle-above-text-box
  2. Click on the circle and drag left or right to rotate the text to your desired angle.click-circle-drag-to-rotate

Learn How To Rotate Text In Our Walk Through Video

Video coming soon.

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