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MS Word - how to create an upside down text box?

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#1 boscobel

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    Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

    Can anyone tell me how to create an upside down text box in Word? I am at my Dad's house and his computer is all messed up. They don't have PP, which I am pretty sure I know how to do this in there, and there help isn't installed. I did a quick search online as welll, but no luck. Help please!!

    #2 StephanieMN

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      Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

      What I would do it use word art. You can rotate it so it's upside down. Use one of the simple ones and it will look normal--I hope.

      #3 twinkletoes

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        Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:19 PM

        Do you want to change a text box or actual text? I think this will work just for the text box(if that makes sense), its a little tedious, but may do what you're trying to accomplish (I think,lol) I cant remember the easier way to do it!

        Create your text box. Then right click on the border, and choose 'copy'. Next, on the edit menu, click 'Paste Special'.

        Then paste it as a picture.

        You should then see the rotate and flip tools on the actual textbox or the drawing toolbar to manipulate the new box exactly as you want. It may look a little blurry when its flipped/rotated, but I think it will still print ok.

        Let me know if my directions arent clear.

        Hope this works!
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        #4 LCBride2007


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          Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:37 PM

          you may already have it done, but ...

          1) once you have created the text box, highlight the text
          2) in the main menu above, go to Format > Text Direction

          Hope this helps!

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:43 PM

            YAY!!! Thanks, so much ladies! I wasn't able to do it in Word, but I was able to create it and flip it in PP now that I am home and I did the paste special. Learn a new thing everyday.

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