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    Does anyone know of a way to flip text upside down to print on a tent label? I'm using an Avery label, and they want you to use the Avery Design Online feature, but I would prefer to do it in Word. I just need to flip the text upside down so you can read both sides when folded. I did search this forum, and found reference to a thread called Tent XP or something like that, but the link doesn't work. I need to figure this out by tomorrow, so if anyone has any ideas other than running the label through the printer twice, please let me know. Thanks!

    I am attaching the template I'm using. It is Avery 5309, downloaded from Avery.com.
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    If the text is going to be identical both sides - say a person's name, then that would be quite easy. You add the name only once centred in the bottom half of the label. Print it. Put the page back into the printer the other way round (but same way up) and print again.

    If the other side is different, then print one way again, change the text and print the other way.

    There are some sophisticated ways to flip the text, but they all have drawbacks and just ain't worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caniac View Post
    I need to figure this out by tomorrow, so if anyone has any ideas other than running the label through the printer twice, please let me know. Thanks!

    I am attaching the template I'm using. It is Avery 5309, downloaded from Avery.com.

    Hope this isn't too late. If you make the text a Word Art object, and place it in front of text on the page, you can rotate it.

    See how I've done it here. [attachment=88931:5309 Labels inverted.doc]
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    Thanks!! Should I get the rotation handle when I insert WordArt into Word? I'm not. Also, shouldn't this still work on a 3W x1H label?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrown5 View Post
    Thanks!! Should I get the rotation handle when I insert WordArt into Word? I'm not. Also, shouldn't this still work on a 3W x1H label?
    I found I needed to set it in front of text to get the rotation handle

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    Create a one-row, two column table. In the left cell, type in the name and rotate the text to go up. In the right cell, type in the name and rotate the text to go down. If you have a lot of tents to do. insert the names as merged fields.

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    Another method is to create two text boxes side by side.
    Place text in each one.
    Then use Format > Text Direction and in left-hand box make the text face to the left and in right-hand box make it face to the right.
    The tent card centre fold is then vertically between the two text boxes.

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    This is probably too late but . . .

    . . . Forget about Word.

    Use Publisher. Put your text or whatever in a text box and rotate it.
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