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3 Easy Ways To Rotate Text In Word In 2023 With Pictures

how to Rotate Text In Word

Originally posted on 30-November–0001 @ 12:00 AM

Last Updated on (12-January-2023)

Highlights

  • You can rotate your text In Word in 3 different ways.
  • Rotating a text can be done by adding a text box and then formatting it.
  • Or you can insert a word art and then rotate it.
  • Converting a text into a picture can also help you to rotate the text.

Everyone wants to make their word documents attractive. Of course, you can add pictures for this purpose, but you can rotate the text in MS word to catch your reader’s attention.

And if you don’t know how to rotate text in word, then hold on! We have the solution.

This is a step-by-step guide on rotating a text direction in word so that the next time you can make your plain text more attractive and stylish. We are going to share 3 ways to achieve this easily.

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How To Rotate Text In Word 2013

You may know that you can’t rotate text directly. So here are 3 solutions-to insert a text box, insert WordArt, and convert the text into a picture.

Method 1: Insert a Text Box

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

  • Firstly, click “Insert”.
  • Then click “Text Box” in “Text” group.
  • Next, just select “Simple Text Box” on the drop-list options.
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  • Type text into the text box.
how to rotate text in word
  • In the below picture, you can clearly see a cursor for rotation.
how to rotate text in word
  • Click on it, hold and move it in any direction to rotate your text.
how to rotate text in word
  • Or if you don’t see this cursor, you can follow the following steps.
  • Select the text.
  • Go to click “Format” on the Ribbon.
  • In the “Arrange” group, there is the “Rotate” option. Click it.
  • Here, you can see different rotation options.
how to rotate text in word
  • Choose one rotate option you like for your text.
  • Click it.
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  • Possibly, you may find the text box lines are in your way. Then right click the text box.
  • Choose “Format Shape”.
  • Click on “Shape outline.”
  • Then click on “No Outline.”
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  • Under is the effect:
how to rotate text in word

Method 2: Insert WordArt To Rotate Text In Word

  • Click “Insert” first.
  • Then click “WordArt”.
how to rotate text in word
  • Choose a style.
  • And type in the box.
how to rotate text in word
  • Repeat the above steps from method 1 of rotating text.
how to rotate text in word

Method 3: Convert Text into Picture

  • Select the text you want to rotate.
  • Right click.
  • Then choose “Copy”.
how to rotate text in word
  • Next click “Home”.
  • Then click “paste”.
  • Choose “Paste Special” option.
how to rotate text in word
  • Now in “Paste Special” window, choose “Picture (Enhanced Metafile)”.
  • Then click “OK”.
how to rotate text in word
  • Go to click the text, and you shall find it has been converted into a picture.
  • Next, right click.
  • Choose “Format Picture”.
how to rotate text in word
  • Click “3-D Rotation” on the left side.
  • On the right side, you can type a specific degree or click those Up/Down arrow buttons to rotate the picture around the X, Y, or Z-axis.
  • Finally, click “Close”.

People Also Ask About Rotating Text In Word

Text boxes make it easy to change the direction of text in word 2013. All you do is create the text box, add some text, and decide how to rotate the text box.

Go to Insert > Text Box. Select Drawing Tools Format > Rotate > Flip Vertical.

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