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    Inverting text

    Just yesterday, I learned that I can flip a text box in PowerPoint--i.e., I can print text upside down. (You grab the upper right handle with the mouse pointer, drag the handle down till it's below the text and release it.) I can think of a couple of reasons to perform a trick like that in Word, but I can't think of a single reason why I'd want to display upside-down text in a PP presentation. I've read in WOW that, despite the hype about integration among MS-Office applications, the truth is that there are separate design teams for each application...and they often don't talk with other. This looks like a good example. As far as I can tell, there's no way to invert text in Word. On the job, I occasionally create printed quizzes and tests, and I like to put the answers at the end of the document, in fine print and inverted. To get that result, I have to create a text box in Paint, invert it, then copy and paste the box into the Word document. Is there a more elegant way to do it?

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    Re: Inverting text

    Here's 2 ways to do it, you'll be the judge of elegance:
    1. Type the text in PowerPoint and flip it there. Then copy the text and switch to Word. Now choose Edit|Paste Special and choose the Picture format.
    2. In Word, choose WordArt. Choose the Style in Row 1 Column 1. Type in your text & be sure to reset the point size. You will then need to change the fill color to black, & the line color to 'no line.' Now you can flip the text horizontally and vertically.

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    Re: Inverting text

    Wow! Brilliant! The first method you suggest is, I feel, the most elegant. At least, it's less bother--fewer steps involved. But they both work handsomely. Thank you! (I still think the softies in Redmond need to monitor discussions like this! Maybe they'd get some useful ideas!) <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>

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