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How do I invert text and maintain clarity in Word 2013

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I have a need to print text both upright and upside down on a Word 2013 document. I've tried copying a text box and pasting it as a Picture Enhanced Metafile and several other formats but it looks (on the monitor at least) blurry so I am worried that by the time I convert to PDF and get it printed by a printer it will look terrible. How can I do it so it will look crisp?
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
ID: 40359120
Have a look at the 3 options on this how to

How to Rotate Text in Microsoft Word
http://www.wikihow.com/Rotate-Text-in-Microsoft-Word
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

if your text is in a text box you could copy it and rotate the shape in

Right-Click / Format Shape / 3-D Rotation and Y: at 180°

Regards
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by:Rob4077
ID: 40359150
There must be something wrong with my configuration. I've tried the options and the only ones that seem to work are converting it to an image. E.g I tried setting y: 180 and there's still no difference. What am I doing wrong?
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Pls send a dummy
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by:Rob4077
ID: 40359221
Attached a dummy.
Temp.docx
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by:Rob Henson
ID: 40359249
Right click on text box and select Format shape. In left hand pane select Text Box. There is a Tick box at top of right hand pane with "Do Not rotate text". Untick this. Click OK. You can then use the Green Circle grab handle at top of text box to rotate through 180.

Thanks
Rob H
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akb earned 2000 total points
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I'm not sure what's going on but I can't rotate the text box in your document either.
If you insert a new text box then you can rotate it.
I suggest you copy the text, delete the existing text box, insert a new text box, paste the text and then rotate the text box.
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by:Rob4077
ID: 40359350
Thanks for your help. Problem solved. Copied text into new box and it works as expected. Thanks again
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by:Rob Henson
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Did my suggestion for changing the setting on the existing text box not work??
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by:Rob4077
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Sorry Rob, I had a quick look and couldn't find the setting you were referring to. I tried the next solution of copying and pasting and it worked perfectly. I guess I should have persevered to see if your solution would work.
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