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    I want to print upside down. I can't simply turn the paper as I'm targeting envelopes; they have a preferred way to feed which puts the text upside down.
    In a cell I can get text to rotate 90degs but 180??? I thought a Text-box might do it but also can't find a way there. Thinking 'out-of-the-box' myself this time I can guess there might be a Windows font that's upside down maybe but there must be an easier way... (I hope)

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    1. Type your text in cell
    2. Highlight the cell
    3. Click edit > copy
    4. Hold the shift key and click edit > paste picture link
    5. Rotate the resulting picture 180 degrees


    Click Shift and Alt together to position the picture to fit a cell exactly
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    You may have a rotate option on your printer set up. The HP4650 I am using has a rotate 180 on the finishing tab.

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    [quote name='Jezza' post='767073' date='24-Mar-2009 20:10']
    1. Type your text in cell
    2. Highlight the cell
    3. Click edit > copy
    4. Hold the shift key and click edit > paste picture link
    5. Rotate the resulting picture 180 degrees


    Click Shift and Alt together to position the picture to fit a cell exactly[/quote]
    Yep, that works; the text looks nice normally but vague and 'bold' upside down (it does so too on the print preview so)

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    [quote name='mbarron' post='767074' date='24-Mar-2009 20:18']You may have a rotate option on your printer set up. The HP4650 I am using has a rotate 180 on the finishing tab.[/quote]

    Good suggestion; I had checked that and this doesn work (my 'printer' is actually a Xerox WorkCentre Pro 35 which is a big 'copy machine')

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    [quote name='ErikJan' post='767063' date='24-Mar-2009 17:57']I want to print upside down. I can't simply turn the paper as I'm targeting envelopes; they have a preferred way to feed which puts the text upside down.
    In a cell I can get text to rotate 90degs but 180??? I thought a Text-box might do it but also can't find a way there. Thinking 'out-of-the-box' myself this time I can guess there might be a Windows font that's upside down maybe but there must be an easier way... (I hope)[/quote]

    Print to labels and stick them on the envelopes?
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    [quote name='rory' post='767219' date='25-Mar-2009 11:08']Print to labels and stick them on the envelopes? [/quote]

    That's how this all started; I wanted to do that first but then I thought to myself "strange to print on a label first and then put the label on the envelope; why can't I print directly on the envelope instead"

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    I'm a little surprised that you can't feed envelopes in either way round given that they are rectangular...
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    [quote name='rory' post='767264' date='25-Mar-2009 10:43']I'm a little surprised that you can't feed envelopes in either way round given that they are rectangular...[/quote]

    I'm guessing that it's a flap issue. Maybe there is a roller or something that snags the flap if it is on one side versus the other.
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    That's got to be the most badly-designed printer in the world then, if the only way you can feed in envelopes defaults to the text being upside down!
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    It's not a printer, it is
    ... actually a Xerox WorkCentre Pro 35 which is a big 'copy machine'

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    [quote name='mbarron' post='767271' date='25-Mar-2009 16:40']I'm guessing that it's a flap issue. Maybe there is a roller or something that snags the flap if it is on one side versus the other.[/quote]


    Correct, the flap opens during transport over te rollers; if the glue strip would at one moment in time also release during that I'll have to put my fingers deep into the machine... brrr! I had a Xerox guy look at this but he couldn't do anything about it too (other than suggesting to feed the envelope upside down).

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    [quote name='mbarron' post='767298' date='25-Mar-2009 17:16']It's not a printer, it is[/quote]

    To me, if it prints, it's a printer. Either way, it's still badly designed...
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    [quote name='ErikJan' post='767482' date='26-Mar-2009 07:09']Correct, the flap opens during transport over te rollers; if the glue strip would at one moment in time also release during that I'll have to put my fingers deep into the machine... brrr! I had a Xerox guy look at this but he couldn't do anything about it too (other than suggesting to feed the envelope upside down).[/quote]
    How about rotating the envelopes but feeding them into the left hand side of the feed tray instead of the right (or vice-versa) - you want need to adjust the margins on the worksheet too!

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    [quote name='Leif' post='767539' date='26-Mar-2009 13:44']How about rotating the envelopes but feeding them into the left hand side of the feed tray instead of the right (or vice-versa) - you want need to adjust the margins on the worksheet too![/quote]


    You've lost me ; how would that help please?

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