Learn how to rotate text 180° within a shape in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
If you have worked aplenty with text in PowerPoint, you must be aware that you cannot rotate text within a shape by 180°. What's surprising is that you can rotate text by 90° and 270° within a shape, but not by 180°! But why would you need upside-down text that is rotated 180°? Many users do need this upside-down text to explain advanced concepts.
Look at the graphic that you see towards the left in Figure 1, below. Notice that this graphic contains four Teardrop shapes. Now
if you were to rotate individual Teardrop shapes so that they can form a flower, then you will end up with something similar to the middle graphic
within Figure 1 -- clearly the text within the shapes needs to be rotated as well. That's easier said than done! We rotated the text
but were only able to successfully rotate text for 2 Teardrop shapes (90° and 270°). And one of the Teardrops was fine to start with -- so only the
Teardrop shape highlighted in red within the righmost graphic of Figure 1 has a problem! In this
tutorial, we'll show you a step by step procedure that will allow you to rotate text 180° within a shape in
Figure 1: Sample shapes show various text rotation
Follow these steps to learn more:
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