How to Flip Text Upside Down in Word

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Whether you're creating a funky brochure or you're just trying to properly label a chart, the ability to flip text upside down is a nice Word bonus. This instruction refers to Word 2007, but you can flip text in most other versions of Word by using the same procedures.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Using WordArt To Flip Text

  1. 1

    Create a WordArt image. Go to "Insert," then choose "WordArt" from the "Text" category on the right-hand end of the ribbon (the new, wider toolbar in Microsoft Office 2007 products). You will see that there are several different WordArt styles; select the one closest to what you are looking for. Type your text in the provided box, then hit "OK."

  2. 2

    Make sure your WordArt image is selected, then click Rotate on the ribbon (again, near the right-hand end).

  3. 3

    Select "Flip Vertical" to invert your text. If you do not like the appearance of your WordArt-based image using this method, use the method in section 2.

    Flip Text in a Text Box

  1. 1

    Create a text box by going to "Insert," then choosing "Text Box" from the "Text" area on the ribbon near the right-hand end. Select any of the pre-formatted options, or go to the end and select "Draw Text Box" to create your own. Type in your text.

  2. 2

    Make sure your text box is selected, then go to the ribbon and, from the "Arrange" area on the right side, click "Rotate," then "Flip Vertical."

  3. 3

    Edit your now-inverted text box by clicking on it. An editable window will appear.

Tips and warnings

  • The trial version of Word 2007 does not support text box rotation or several other advanced processes.

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