Using Word how can i write text vertically on a document?

Im selling a workout video and i want to make ads for it. Of course i want my phone number vertically posted so people can tear it off and take it with them. How can i do that with Word?

Do you want the vertical text positioned upright and just running down the side, or you you want the text rotated so that it looks like it’s running down the side sideways?

First, create a text box (Insert menu > textbox) and type in your phone number in there. You can resize and position the textbox anywhere on the page by just dragging it, and then turn off the borders and background color if you don’t want them.

Now, if you want the text upright but running down vertically, just make the textbox more narrow (click and drag one side of the textbox).

If you want the text turned sideways, go to Format menu > Text Direction.
Then just select which orientation you want the text to be rotated.

4 Responses to “Using Word how can i write text vertically on a document?”

  1. Bernz 20. Apr, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    You can use a Wordart object. Some come vertical, others you can rotate.

    Good luck!
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  2. Kevin 20. Apr, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    In word 2007 the best way is probably to create a textbox, insert the text you want (remove the borders if you wish). When you click on the textbox make sure you are on the "format" tab. On the left side beside the "draw text box" button theres a button that says "text direction". That should work.
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  3. R.F. 20. Apr, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Do you want the vertical text positioned upright and just running down the side, or you you want the text rotated so that it looks like it’s running down the side sideways?

    First, create a text box (Insert menu > textbox) and type in your phone number in there. You can resize and position the textbox anywhere on the page by just dragging it, and then turn off the borders and background color if you don’t want them.

    Now, if you want the text upright but running down vertically, just make the textbox more narrow (click and drag one side of the textbox).

    If you want the text turned sideways, go to Format menu > Text Direction.
    Then just select which orientation you want the text to be rotated.
    References :

  4. The Phlebob 20. Apr, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    In Word versions prior to Word 2007 (Vista):

    1.Enter the text you want to appear above the tear-off tabs.
    2.Click on the Table->Insert->Table menu item.
    3.Enter a 1 in the Number of Columns text box.
    4.Enter a 1 in the Number of Rows text box.
    5.Click OK.
    6.Right-click in the cell and select Text Direction.
    7.Pick the vertical orientation you want.
    8.Click OK.
    9.Put your text in the cell.
    10.Add more cells to the right and copy-and-paste the text into them.

    In Word 2007:

    1.Enter the text you want to appear above the tear-off tabs.
    2.Click on the Insert tab on the Ribbon.
    3.Click the Table icon in the Tables group.
    4.Click Insert Table.
    5.Continue as in Step 3, above.

    That should do it.

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