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How to Rotate Text in Google Sheets

Google Sheets makes it easy to format the text of your cells. One great formatting tool that you should learn how to use is the text rotation tool.

In this tutorial, we will cover everything you need to know about rotating text in Google Sheets

Can You Rotate Text In Google Sheets?

Yes, you can rotate text quite easily with the text rotation tool. You can use this tool to make your text vertical, rotated up, rotated down, tilted down, or tilted up.

Below we will show you how to use this tool.

How to Make Text Vertical

Most people have come here wanting to learn how to make text vertical in their spreadsheet. This is pretty simple to do.

Here’s the easiest way:

  1. Click and highlight the cells that you want to make the text vertical for
  2. Navigate up to the top toolbar and select the Text Rotation Tool
  3. From here you have three options for vertical text: Stack Vertically, Rotate Up, and Rotate Down. We selected Stack Vertically in the example

Rotate Text Vertically

There are also options for tilting text and changing the angle of text which we will show you below

Rotate Text

In Google Sheets you can access the rotate text tool two ways: using the toolbar or using the formatting options in the menu. We will show both ways here.

Toolbar Method

  1. Click and highlight the cells that you want to rotate the text of
  2. Navigate up to the top toolbar and select the Text Rotation Tool
  3. From here you have a few options to tilt text, make text vertical, or change the angle of your text. Select the desired text rotation option

Rotate Text Tool

Format Options Method

  1. Click and highlight the cells that you want to rotate the text of
  2. Navigate to the top menu and select Format
  3. In the drop-down menu select Text Rotation
  4. From here you have options to tilt up, tilt down, stack vertically, rotate up, rotate down, or you can select a custom angle to tilt your text to. Select the desired option

Format Menu Text Rotation

 

Closing Thoughts

That is it. Those are the quickest ways to rotate text in your Google Spreadsheet.

Try playing with each of the text rotation options and get comfortable with what each one does.

We hope you found this guide helpful!

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