Microsoft Word/Printing in Word


I have a Text Box in Word 2010 that has text in it.  I rotate the box to print the text upside down.  It shows the correct layout in Print Preview but prints the text right side up.  I have tried keeping the box right side up and rotating the text but that gives me same results.

Can you help?

If it's displaying correctly in Print Preview (not just Print Layout view), then I'm not sure what the problem is, but I would guess that your printer driver is just not up to printing upside-down text (though if that's the case, it should not display rotated in Print Preview). If you save the document as a PDF, is the text rotated correctly, and, if so, can you then print it rotated?
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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