How to Print Upside Down or Rotating Text in MS Word

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Printing Upside-down Text

Some printing projects require text to be printed both right side-up and upside-down on the same paper. There are several options you can try to achieve the upside-down printing. For more information please consult with Microsoft.

The easiest solution is to simply put your paper through the printer twice, once for the right side-up text and once for the upside-down text. Of course, you would have to rotate the paper by 180 degrees for each printing pass.

If the information you have to print upside down is short, you could use WordArt. Your text is actually saved in your document as a graphics object, which Word allows you to rotate freely. The drawback with this option is the WordArt does not give you the range of text control that Word does, and it is not meant to be used with large selections of text.

Another option is to create your text in a different application (example: create a fully rotated text object using PowerPoint) and then insert it into the template as an object.

Finally, if you have access to a graphics program, such as Paint Shop Pro, you could also try these steps:

1. Within Word, type and format your text as you want it.
2. Select the text you want to be upside down.
3. Press CTRL+C to copy the text to the Clipboard.
4. Switch to Paint Shop Pro and press CTRL+V. The Meta Picture Import dialog box appears.
5. Click on OK. Your text now appears as a graphic image within PSP.
6. Press CTRL+R to display the Rotate dialog box.
7. In the dialog box, choose 180.
8. Click on OK. Your text is now upside down.
9. Press CTRL+C. This copies the graphic image back to the Clipboard.
10. Switch to the Word Template and press CTRL+V. The graphic image (which is your text) appears in the Template. Now you can position your upside-down text. Of course, if you want to make changes to the upside-down text, you will have to redo all these steps. This is because the upside-down text is not really text, but a graphic image. These same general steps will work with most other graphics programs (such as Paint).