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Help with word (IT)

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grandelf, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    Need help with an application form.

    Have filled in the form bar one section of it. The whole of the document is in portrait, however the table I need to fill is is in landscape.
    So when i go to type into it, the word continue to run left to right rather than bottom to top of the page.

    bit like the bottom left hand side.

    I have tried to cut the table out and put it in a text box so I could type and them just turn it around to no avail

    Anyone know how I can change the direction of the text?

    many thanks

  2. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    Have you tried clicking on "format" and then "text direction" to see if that works?
  3. When you get to the right line border and want to continue writing below what you have just written, press Alt + Enter.

  4. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Table tools
  5. achhhhhhhh, noooooooooo, you are in Word, not Excel.

  6. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    oh thanks, have managed to do it on office 2010 (which I'm still getting used to), will try again when i get into work tomorrow as I forgot to email myself the form!

    Lets hope its just as easy on the older version of word!
  7. Hiya Elfie,

    The page has a table which has contents rotated at 90 degrees anti-clockwise? If I'm not mistaken, that sounds a bit crazy. I'd speak to the person that made the form and ask them how they want you to fill it in first.

    Otherwise, insert shapes and right click the shape to 'add text'. When you add text to a shape in Word 2007 you get an extra option in the format tab: 'text direction' which you can use to rotate your text.

  8. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    bumping baubles bar
  9. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    <font size="2">oh me threads back! It was AWOL this morning; I bet baubles bar temporarily turned it into a clone of itself</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">I have managed to do it, the format button allowed me to turn the test direction around in the table, was a bit tired yesterday so missed it the 1st time around. </font>

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