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I have a unordered list of input boxes how can I rotate the labels like an excel spreadsheet

Bellow is some rough code but all this dose is put the boxes inline not rotate the labels, as can be seen the input will only contain one character so the labels will be longer, and need to be in a row.

CSS
.rotate  
{
display: inline;
list-style-type: none;
padding-right: 20px;
}

HTML
<div>
  <ul class = "rotate">
    <li> <input type="text" size ="2" id="one" value="X"><label for="one">label one</label></li>
    <li> <input type="text" size ="2" id="one" value="Y"><label for="two">label two</label></li>
    <li> <input type="text" size ="2" id="one" value="Z"><label for="three">label three</label></li>
  </ul>
</div>

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Question by:trevor1940
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39216059
This is the basic css code to rotate but you have to convert the label to a block and fix  your html code to be valid.


  -ms-transform:rotate(270deg); /* IE 9 */
  -moz-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Firefox */
  -webkit-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Safari and Chrome */
  -o-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Opera */

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Working Sample http://jsbin.com/ulosop/2/edit
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>JS Bin</title>
  <style>

.rotate  
{

list-style-type: none;

}
    
    
    label{
      display:Block;
      width:30px;
  -ms-transform:rotate(270deg); /* IE 9 */
  -moz-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Firefox */
  -webkit-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Safari and Chrome */
  -o-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Opera */
    }
    
</style>
</head>
<body>
  <div>
  <ul class = "rotate">
    <li><label for="one"><input type="text" size ="2" id="one" value="X">one</label></li>
    <li><label for="two"> <input type="text" size ="2" id="two" value="Y">label two</label></li>
    <li><label for="three"> <input type="text" size ="2" id="three" value="Z">label three</label></li>
  </ul>
</div>
  

  
 
</body>
</html>

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by:trevor1940
ID: 39216147
that looks good

apologies for any typos in my code example

if i wanted the output similar to the attached bmp (with out the excel numbering) should i use a table?Required output
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
ID: 39216196
Yes, I think in this case that would be easier.   This is what tables are designed for.
http://jsbin.com/ayurod/1/edit

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>JS Bin</title>
 <style>
   table{background-color:blue;color:gold;}
      th{
      
     height:60px;
     padding-bottom:10px;
     
  -ms-transform:rotate(270deg); /* IE 9 */
  -moz-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Firefox */
  -webkit-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Safari and Chrome */
  -o-transform:rotate(270deg); /* Opera */
    }
   
   td{background-color:gray;}
  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <table width="400">
  <tr>
    <th>heading 1</th>
    <th>heading 2</th>
    <th>heading 3</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>item 1.1</td>
    <td>item 1.2</td>
    <td>item 1.3</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>item 2.1</td>
    <td>item 2.2</td>
    <td>item 2.3</td>
  </tr>
    </tr>
  
</table>
</body>
</html>

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by:trevor1940
ID: 39216503
Thanx
btw I'm converting excel spredsheet into a Database with a web front end  this part just contains a single letter which the user may alter
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39216634
If you are not using this for a public website you could might be able to get away with saving your excel as html and trying that.  However, the html microsoft produces works great for printing but terrible for the web.  I think it may be fine where you are sharing with just a few people and it may or may not work.  But if meant for the general public, this is a better solution.
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