Rotate Text in a Cell with InDesign Tables In Depth 2012


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Rotating text in a cell

Sometimes our table design calls for text in the table headings or other cells to be rotated. InDesign makes it really easy to rotate text at 90 degree increments. I'm going to switch from Preview to Normal mode, and let's select these cells in the table to rotate to 90 degree increments. We rotate text using Text > Cell Options, and in the lower corner of this dialog box we have a Text Rotation dialogue. It's currently set to 0, I can rotate the text into 90 degree, but you see I've created text overset.

Even though this row was set to grow set to the At Least setting, I still get text overset. But it's pretty easy to fix. I can just grab this bottom row stroke and pull it down and there we go. But that's not really the direction I wanted the text rotated in. So we'll go back to our Cell Options Text dialog and the choices we have our 90, a 180 degrees, oh, upside down or 270 degrees which is the same really as -90 degrees, and that's really what we want....

Rotating text in a cell
Video duration: 6m 13s 3h 26m Intermediate

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Rotating text in a cell provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Diane Burns as part of the InDesign Tables In Depth (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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