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How to SLANT the COLUMN headings on a Tablix or Matrix in SSRS?

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I need to know how to SLANT the Column Headings on a TABLIX or Matrix in SSRS? Is this possible? I'm looking for the same slant functionality as you would see in EXCEL column headings?

Please let me know..thanks
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by:planocz
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Just change the fontsStyle  to Italics
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by:sureshbabukrish
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use font properties
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by:aelliso3
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Under the header rows properties, change the "Writing Mode" to Vertical. Then narrow the columns
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One more thing to add, once you upgrade to SQL 2008 R2, there is a 'Rotate 270' option that is included ...
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by:MIKE
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I don't want a perpendicular vertical column heading, I need a SLANT "45 degree" angle instead.

aelliso3, so are you saying that the SQL 2008 "R2" can do this type of slanted column header in SSRS?
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Unfortunately, the only options in R2 are Vertical, Horizontal, and Rotate 270. Even though excel can do it, selecting a specific angle is not an option in any of the version including 2008 R2.
Not that it's a good suggestion, but the only thing that I could think of is placing images in the header, but I would only do that if it was a dead-set requirement and I was kicking and screaming ...
 
 
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Here's the make-shift example that I was speaking of ...
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