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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Rotating the text in a paragraph style

Two common uses for rotated paragraphs are to put portrait headers and footers on a landscape page and to fit headings above narrow table columns (as shown in Figure 207).


Chapter 4, “Formatting Pagesâ€, describes how to create portrait headers and footers on landscape pages by rotating characters. You can achieve the same effect by defining a separate header or footer paragraph style specifically for landscape pages.

As an example, we will applyrotated table headings to a preexisting table.

  1. Create a new paragraph style. Name it Table Heading Rotated.

  2. On the Position page of the Paragraph Style dialog box (Figure 208), in the Rotation / scaling section, select 90 degrees. Click OK to save the new style.


  1. Select the heading row of the table and apply the new style. Any text in the cells of the heading row is now rotated.

  2. If the headings are aligned to the top of the cells, you may want to change the alignment to the bottom of the cells, as shown in Figure 207. To do this, click the Bottom button on the Table toolbar (Figure 209).


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