How to Rotate Text in Microsoft Word 2010

In this tutorial, we are going to see how to rotate text within a Word 2010 document so you give your text a good effect.

Get Started

1. Launch Word 2010, click the Insert tab, click WordArt, then select any text style from the given list.

2. Adjust now the text size using the Home tab, or simply right-click on text, then adjust size.

3. Type now the text you want to rotate.

4. To rotate text, simply click the green ball, then move your mouse cursor either to the right or left. When reaching the desired position, release your mouse left button.

5. To edit your text and box format, select your text box, then click the Format tab. You can then use the following toolbar:

That's it.

3 Responses to “How to Rotate Text in Microsoft Word 2010”

Spencer Stott ~ Fine Art said...
August 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM

could you tell us how to rotate a text box (with normal text-not word art?)in word 2010?

LT said...
August 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Unfortunately, you cannot rotate a text box using Word 2007/2010 unless you paste it as an image into a new document. However, you can simply flip text written inside the text box. You need to double-click the text box to bring up the FORMAT tab, then in the "Text" section, click "Text Direction" to flip your text.

M. J. Monahan said...
January 12, 2013 at 4:14 AM

I insert wordart in Word 2010. No green ball appears with the WordArt. Accordingly, I cannot rotate it. What's the problem? I the past, I was able to do so as the green ball appeared.

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