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I have been using Visio since it's release and I have always had the function to change text so it appears vertical. You can do this in all MS office products. I have a new installation of Visio 2007 Pro and I didnt see the button on the tool bar. So I opened up help and got this:

Select the shape.
Click the Change Text Direction button .
The shape's text rotates 90° clockwise and appears in a vertical font.
 Note    To display the Change Text Direction tool, on the Tools menu, click Options, click the Regional tab, and, in the Asian text list, click Show.

I looked at the note and thought OK, I will change this setting. But when I open tools and options, there is no Regional tab to select the Asian text list. and click show. No tab exists.

I installed the same software on another machine and it has the same issue. I can go to the tool bar and customize it and drag the Change Text Direction button to the tool bar, but as soon as I click OK, it disappears.

I have searched the web and people are having the same issue, but then they are told to go to tools --> options --> regional setting and in the Asian text list, click Show. This fixes their issue, but for me, I dont have that tab.
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Question by:Robguad
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by:Robguad
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I think I answered my own question...

I think I figured it out, at least on my Windows XP box. I had to go into control panel and regional and language options. From there the languages tab. Then I selected the checkbox to install files for east Asian Languages. I never recall having to do that with other versions of Vision before to use that function, or to use that function in Word or Excel...

Now I have to figure out how to do the same thing on Server 2008, which is what I have installed on my laptop...
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by:Robguad
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Actually, after adding the east Asian language and rebooting, it still does not display a regional tab in the options for Visio. So this is still an open issue. I thought for sure that would have corrected it.
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Scott Helmers earned 2000 total points
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I don't think I've used the rotate text function before so I haven't missed it in Visio 2007.

However, I just added Japanese as a language and the rotate text button appeared on the Format Text toolbar.

They key seems to be to add Japanese in the MS Office settings, not in the Windows settings:
Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office Tools, and  then click Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings and add Japanese there.
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by:Robguad
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Thanks that did it. I also found out I can right-click the shape, then choose Shape and select Rotate Text.
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