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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:42 pm    Post subject: How to make some words upside down ? Reply with quote

Hi

I would like to type the answer of a IQ question upside down. How to do it ?
Thank you !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one way to do it:
  • Format, Page, Landscape
  • Type the Question and select it
  • Format, Character, Position 90
  • Line-break, (Shift Enter)
  • Type the Answer and select it
  • Format, Character, Position 270

To start a new column of questions and answers to the left (below) of the first one, start a new paragraph.

You will probably find it easiest to work inside a table, with one question and one answer in each Table cell.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's also fairly easy to insert rotated text as a graphic item (use the "T" tool on the drawing toolbar).

Position and Size > Rotation = 180 (i.e.upside down)

Anchor As > Character (adjust the alignment using Alt+Up/Down)

Text > Fit width to text = YES

PS: A frame would be a better method, but for some strange reason, there is no option for 180 text, only 0, 90 & 270, as Bhikkhu Pesala's method deals with.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a table, you can set the Table Properties for a row to "Left to Right Vertical" then set the Character Format to Position 270 — I think this is the easiest method. Questions in one row, answers in the next. Use Table Cell Alignment instead of paragraph justification to centre the text horizontally.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you only need a small amount of text, just try the following:
- Insert a drawing object on your document. A rectangle is OK.
- Double click on it to add text.
- Pick the right bottom corner of the rectangle and drag it until it became the top left corner.
- Say: I can't believe nor understand it! and then smile...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: How to make some words upside down ? Reply with quote

wlaw wrote:
Hi

I would like to type the answer of a IQ question upside down. How to do it ?
Thank you !


Is this part of the test? Smile

You might also consider using the spreadsheet, properly layed out for your purpose. If you enter text into a cell, you can orient it to any angle [e.g. 180 degrees] using Format Cells/Alignmet/Text orientation.

David.
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