How to change text direction in word?

How to change text direction in word? Here are some tips for you to modify text direction.

Change text direction in a Text Box or Shape

Change text direction in a Table

Before we change the text direction, we should decide where we want to change the direction of your text.

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As we know, Text Box and Shapes have the function to change the direction of the text. We can use text box or shape to change the direction of text.

Step 1: click Insert in the Ribbon bar >> Text Box and choose a style from the drop-down menu. & click Insert> Shapes and choose a style from the drop down menu. Insert a text box or draw a shape at cursor position where you want to change text direction. Type the text into the text box or shape.

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Step 2: click the text box or shape > click Format on the ribbon bar > click Text Direction

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Step 3: select the direction you prefer from the Text Direction drop down menu.

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Step 1: click Insert > Table to insert a table at the cursor position and type the text into the table

Step 2: choose the cells that contain the text you want to change direction. Click Layout on the ribbon bar >Text Direction.

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Step 3: click the Text Direction to change the direction of text .

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Alternatively, you also can Right click the selected text to select the direction you need. See the screenshot:

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Permalink +1 Sekhar
Thank you so much.. this helped..!!
2014-02-16 17:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 CP
can someone, anyone, PLEASE tell me how to change text direction on labels?? this is a nightmare & it's driving me nuts to do what used to be really simple tasks

I am not trying to deal with tables or shapes!!!
2014-05-30 11:41 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 mbo
Thank you although!
It help me a lot, too!
2015-09-21 23:12 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 jefferson
we want to know how to change the orientation of the text even without a cell table
2016-02-16 09:34 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 Ruthvik
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2016-06-03 15:32 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 bri
how do i use text direction with word online????
2016-08-07 20:24 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Marcus
Thanks a lot. This helped!
2017-02-14 18:40 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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