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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.


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


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.


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


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


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