How to Flip Words Upside Down

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How to Flip Words Upside Down
Flipping words in a document is an easy way to spice up your text. (word image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

Flipping words in a document is an easy way to "spice" up your text. You can use a word processor to flip words upside down in a greeting card, brochure or flyer. WordArt (a combination of art and text) allows you to flip words vertically and horizontally in Word. In WordPerfect and OpenOffice Writer, words in a text box can be flipped by specifying the rotation or by using a rotation handle.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select "Insert" and "WordArt" from the Ribbon in Word 2007. Then choose a WordArt style.

  2. 2

    Enter the words you want to flip into the "Edit WordArt Text" dialogue box, then press "OK." Your words will be added to the page.

  3. 3

    Make sure your text box is selected, then select "Format" from the Ribbon. Click "Arrange" and the "Rotate" button, to open the "Rotate" drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Select "Flip Vertical" from the drop-down menu. Your words will flip upside down.

  1. 1

    Select "Insert" and "Text Box" from the toolbar in WordPerfect. Then draw a text box on your page.

  2. 2

    Double-click the text box, and type in the words you want to flip.

  3. 3

    Right-click on your text box and select "Content."

  4. 4

    Go to the "Rotate Text Counterclockwise" panel in the "Box Content" dialogue box. Choose to rotate the text box 180 degrees to flip the words upside down.

  1. 1

    Open the Drawing toolbar in OpenOffice Writer by selecting "View," "Toolbars" and "Drawing."

  2. 2

    Click the "Text" button from the "Drawing" toolbar. Then drag a text box across your page in the area where you want it to go. A cursor will flash within the text box.

  3. 3

    Begin typing the text you want to rotate. Press the "Escape" key when you are finished. The text box will be selected.

  4. 4

    Go to the "Drawing Object Properties" toolbar at the top of your page, and click on the "Rotate" icon.

  5. 5

    Place your mouse over one of the corners of the text box. A rotation handle will appear. Rotate the text box by turning the handle until its contents are flipped upside down.

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