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    Rotating Text in Word (Word 2000)

    I came upon this solution when I was using textboxes in PowerPoint. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

    Try this:
    In PowerPoint, put in a textbox, no line & no fill, format is "in front of text".
    Type in some dummy text.
    Click the Rotate button and rotate to any degree you like
    Copy
    Open Word
    Paste special..
    Paste as "Picture"

    Print it and see for yourself.
    Note that when you paste it as a picture (not gif, png or anything else) it prints in the best quality.

    Simple, and a lot less hassle than entering an embedded Excel worksheet!

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    Re: Rotating Text in Word (Word 2000)

    Just on this issue, I had a need to have some text (an abbreviation consisting of initials actually) appear vertically on either side of some other (normal) text. I achieved this using a 3-cell table and typing the initials on separate lines in the left & right cells, like:
    A
    R
    C
    Setting text alignment to center justified made the result acceptable. But is there a better/ preferred alternative to this method?

    Alan

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    Re: Rotating Text in Word (Word 2000)

    Tables are best if you want a solution that sits in the text layer of your document and "rectangular flow" works for your needs. You also can use textboxes and pictures floating over or behind text in the drawing layer, but I don't do much there (for me they tend to move around, or they don't move with the text as I expect them to...).

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