How to change vertical text to horizontal in Excel

MS Excel 2016: Rotate text in a cellThis Excel tutorial explains how to rotate text in a cell in Excel 2016 (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).See solution in other v

How to change vertical text to horizontal in Excel
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MS Excel 2016: Rotate text in a cell

This Excel tutorial explains how to rotate text in a cell in Excel 2016 (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

See solution in other versions of Excel:

  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2011 for Mac
  • Excel 2010
  • Excel 2007
  • Excel 2003

Question: How do I rotate text in a cell in Microsoft Excel 2016?

Answer: Select the cell(s) that you wish to rotate the text for. In this example, we've selected cell A3.

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Right-click and then select "Format Cells" from the popup menu.

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When the Format Cells window appears, select the Alignment tab. Then set the number of degrees that you wish to rotate the text. This value ranges from 90 degrees to -90 degrees for Orientation. In this example, we've selected 90 Degrees for the Orientation.

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Now when you return to your spreadsheet, the text should be rotated.

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