How do you flip text orientation?

Answered by Robert Flynn

To flip or rotate the orientation of text in a shape or text box, you can follow these steps:

1. Open your document and go to the page where you want to insert the text box or shape.

2. To insert a text box, click on the “Insert” tab in the toolbar, then click on the “Text Box” button in the “Text” group. Choose a text box style, and click on the page to insert it. To insert a shape, click on the “Insert” tab, then click on the “Shapes” button in the “Illustrations” group. Select the desired shape from the dropdown menu, and click and drag on the page to create it.

3. Once you have inserted the text box or shape, type in your text and format it as needed. You can change the font, size, color, alignment, and other formatting options using the toolbar or the right-click menu.

4. Right-click on the text box or shape, and select “Format Shape” from the context menu that appears. This will open the Format Shape dialog box.

5. In the Format Shape dialog box, select the “3-D Rotation” option on the left side. This will display options for rotating the shape or text box.

6. To flip or mirror the text, we can rotate it by 180 degrees along the X-axis. In the X box, enter the value 180.

7. Preview the changes in the preview area of the dialog box. You should see the text flipped or mirrored.

8. Once you are satisfied with the orientation, click “Close” to apply the changes and close the Format Shape dialog box.

By following these steps, you can easily flip or rotate the orientation of text in a shape or text box in your document. This can be useful for creative designs, visual emphasis, or any other purpose where you need to present text in a different orientation.

Note: The specific steps may vary depending on the version of the software you are using, but the general concept remains the same.