Microsoft PowerPoint gives you the option to rotate text to fit better on the slide of your presentation. You can rotate text by entering an exact degree or you can go off script and rotate text by hand. Here̵
Rotating text by hand is as easy as clicking and dragging the mouse. First, open PowerPoint and insert a text box by clicking the “Text Box” option in the “Text” group of the “Insert” tab.
Your cursor changes to a downward pointing arrow. Click and drag your mouse to draw the text box, then type text.
After typing your text, click and drag the curved arrow above the text box to rotate the text.
Rotating text by hand is good if you have an idea of the text’s position without needing the text to an exact degree. In some cases, however, the text may need to be of some degree, in which case you can specify the number.
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To do this, click and highlight the text box you want to rotate. Then, under the “Format” tab, click the “Rotate” option in the “Arrange” group.
A drop-down menu will appear with a few options to rotate your text. The first two options rotate the text box 90 degrees to the right or left from its current position. The following two options flips the text box vertically or horizontally, respectively. To enter an exact degree, click on ‘More rotation options’.
The “Format Shape” pane opens on the right side of the window. Click the up and down arrows in the “Rotation” box to adjust the amount by which the text is rotated, or just type the measure number.
The text box will now rotate at the entered amount.
Now that you know how to rotate text in PowerPoint, you are one step closer to creating the perfect slide for your presentation. Note that you can use the same steps to rotate each object in PowerPoint – it’s not just for text!