howtogeek at August 23rd, 2013 10:24 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/170966/how-to-change-the-direction-of-text-in-word-2013/
There may be times when you want to change the direction of text in Word. This is easily done using text boxes or shapes or using cells in a table. We will show you both methods for changing the direction of text.
nsdcars5 at August 23rd, 2013 11:16 — #2
No Screenshot Availableing the article, why not just not provide a picture at all?
nanogeek at August 23rd, 2013 15:21 — #3
Because it probably uses a plugin for wordpress? Am I right?
Although, yeah... a blank space would be good.
ladyfitzgerald at August 23rd, 2013 15:52 — #4
That technique for changing text direction also works in Word 2007 and Word 2010 (it's been a while but I think Word 2003 could also do it). When I needed large areas with the text direction reversed, I always used Picture (Enhanced Metafiles) files. Those always gave me more formatting control and I could easily include illustrations.
I used Picture (Enhanced Metafiles) files when making chapbooks for publication. Because they would be printed on one side of a single sheet of paper, then folded into booklet form (the historic format), one half of the text had to be 180° from the other half. The entire text of the document could be typed out, complete with illustrations (historically, woodcuts), using formatting that wasn't allowed within text boxes, then each half could be copied and, using Paste Special, pasted into the final document using Picture (Enhanced Metafiles) and rotated to the proper alignment (one at 90° and the other at 270° to avoid font weight mismatch). I would then convert the Word doc into a PDF to stabilize the formatting and ensure compatibility for printing when publishing (at the time I had started doing this, my client and many print shops weren't using Word 2003 yet and couldn't read, let alone print the Picture files).