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    inverting text (2000)

    Is it possible to have upside down text in a word document?

    I'm using a table to enter pictures and text which can then be folded into cards. However the only text orientation I can find available is vertical and horizontal but not upside down! Word art will allow this but I really want to using normal text. Can it be done?

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    How about this. Type the text etc you want the right way up, then select it and copy it into Paint. In Paint on the Image menu select Flip/Rotate and choose rotate by 180 degrees. Then paste it back into your word document. It will be a picture and you won't be able to edit the text, but it works. See the attachment for a sample.

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    The solution in <post#=193829>post 193829</post#> uses table cells with text rotated 90 degrees right and left to achieve this.

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    A google search showed a company providing a low cost font that might meat your needs, but font style is limited.
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    Good Luck

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    There is a complete thread giving a solution to this, and a link to an add-in. Hope this resolves your problem.

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Insert the text as a piece of Word Art. Click the free rotate option on the Word Art Toolbar and invert away.

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Actually, that doesn't have the solution.

    It will only rotate the text 90 degrees clockwise and not 180 degrees.
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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    After a few trials Ian's solution of copying the text into 'paint' and then inserting the text as a picture that can then be rotated 180 degrees is the only one that works while allowing me to use normal text (ie not Word Art). I did find the upside-down font but unfortunately the text was a mirror image as well as upside down!

    Thanks again, Louise

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Hi Louise:
    I'm glad you found the solution, but the one that Stuart referred you to in <post#=212970>post 212970</post#> is pretty easy for placecards and you can use any font you want. In fact, you can start with a 2 column table with the name in adjacent columns. Then rotate the text for each column (Format/Rotate text) once, so they're top to top, instead of jumping back & forth between applications.

    Cheers,

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Hi Phil

    I'm afraid this doesn't work as it only allows 90 degree rotation. I have a 2x2 table and I need the text in the upper right cell to be upside down (so when the paper is folded - 4 ways- the text is the right way up).

    Origami practice has enlightened me to alternative folding!! So I might not need the text to be upside down on this occasion, however it would make my life easier if 180 degree rotation was allowed.

    thanks, louise

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Andrew Lockton's suggestion in <post#=193829>post 193829</post#> (that is the post mentioned by Stuart and Phil) should work. The idea is that you have to set up page orientation opposite to what you want: if you want the page to be "landscape", set it up as "portrait" (and vice versa). Then, rotate all text that should be right side up 90 degrees to the left, and all text that should be upside down 90 degrees to the right. This will make it difficult to read on screen, bu when you print the page, it will look as intended.

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    Re: inverting text (2000)

    Hans

    My suggestion will suffice for the original request but that last post from Louise mentioned the paper being folded four ways which throws a spanner in the works. My suggestion will only give three points on the compass.

    If all four aspects are required I would look to other software - Powerpoint for example - as using word art or a raster image removes any advantages Word might have had.
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