Format the Text Direction

The Text Direction rotates the Text Box and the Text with it. Here are the options.


Horizontal is the default direction.


Rotate all text 90' is used for book spines so that you can read the title when the book is laying face up on the desk.


Rotate all text 270' is used for Sidebars and marketing.


1. Try It: Format the Text Direction

Select the Text Box.


2. Go to Drawing Tools -> Format.

Click on Text Direction.

Choose Rotate all text 270'


3. What Do You See? Both the Text Box and the Text in it are rotated. Can you edit the text after it is rotated?

Exam 77-881: Microsoft Word 2010 Core

4. Including Illustrations and Graphics in a Document

4-4. Apply and manipulate text boxes: Format Text Direction


Drawing Tools -> Format -> Text Direction