How to change text orientation for labels in word

Written by greg lindberg
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Microsoft Word is a word process application that allows users to create a wide variety of documents--pamphlets, essays, resumes, novels, user guides, mailing labels and more. You can add text and images when creating labels using Word and you can edit all items within the labels to meet your preferences. For example, you can use the formatting tools to change the text orientation for you labels so that the text appear in a vertical or horizontal direction.

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    Open the Microsoft Word application on your computer. Click on the "File" option from the top toolbar menu if you're using Word 2003 or click on the "Microsoft Office" button for Word 2007.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Open" option and then locate the Word document that contains the labels you want to edit. Select the file and click on the "Open" button.

  3. 3

    Click on the text box within the label that contains thae text you want to change the orientation for. Click on the "Format" menu for Word 2003 or the "Format" tab for Word 2007.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Text Direction" option and the text within the text box will change its direction. Click on the "Text Direction" option again to continue to change the direction to meet your preferences.

  5. 5

    Continue to change the direction of the text in all of the labels. Click on the "File" or "Microsoft Office" button and click on the "Save" option to save all of the changes to your labels.

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