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Google Slides: Rotate Text Using 3 Simple Methods

May 11, 2023

Do you know how to rotate text in Google Slides to add creativity to your presentation?

You don't have to stick with consistent text alignment for all your slides. You can choose the unconventional path and rotate text to add style and personality to your presentation.

In this article, we will discuss the following:

  • Rotate text through the right-click menu

  • Rotate text via the Arrange menu

  • Rotate text using the rotation handle

  • How to create vertical text in Google Slides

  • Frequently asked questions about "Google Slides: rotate the text"

Rotate Text through the Right-Click Menu

One way to rotate text in Google Slides is by right-clicking it. To do this, you must:

  1. Open Google Chrome, then click the Google Apps icon and select Google Slides

    select "Google Apps," button and click "Slides" icon
  2. Select an existing Google Slides presentation.

    Select an existing Google Slides presentation
  3. Select the text box you want to rotate. Right-click it.

    Right-click the text box
  4. When the context menu appears, select Rotate and click "Rotate clockwise 90 degrees" or "Rotate counterclockwise 90 degrees." In our example, we selected "Rotate clockwise 90 degrees."

    Click "Rotate" option and choose "Rotate clockwise 90 degrees."
  5. Once your text box is rotated clockwise 90 degrees, move and adjust it.

    You have rotated your text box into clockwise 90 degrees.

Note: You can also use the rotation option for your images to make visual effects into your Google Slides.

Rotate Text via the Arrange Menu

The Arrange menu has an option that lets you rotate the text. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the text box on your existing Google slide and go to the Arrange tab.

    Click "Arrange" button.
  2. Select " Rotate " from the drop-down menu and click "Rotate counterclockwise 90 degrees."

    From the drop-down menu, select "Rotate" and choose "rotate counter clockwise 90 degrees
  3. Once you select it, you have rotated the text counterclockwise by 90 degrees.

    After you choose "Rotate counter clockwise 90 degrees" your text box will instant rotated.

Quick Tip: For more details, check out our guide on how to use flip horizontally and vertically in Google Slides.

Rotate Text Using the Rotation Handle

To use the rotation handle, you need to:

  1. Click the text box that you want to rotate.

    Click the text box you want to rotate using the rotation handle
  2. Once a small circular handle appears at the middle-top of your text box, click it and rotate the text box to a specific degree.

    use the circular handle that appears at the middle top of your text box and rotate it
  3. Release the rotation handle after you've adjusted the text accordingly.

    then release the mouse once you adjust into that specific angle for your text box.

How to Create Vertical Text in Google Slides

To create a vertical text in your Google Slides presentation, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text box you want to adjust into vertical text.

  2. Click the bottom-right corner of your text box and drag it vertically.

  3. Finally, release your mouse once all the letters in the box display vertical text.

Final Thoughts on How to Rotate Text in Google Slides

Use the three methods above to make your text and elements visually appealing on your Google Slide presentation. We hope this blog post has been useful in helping you create compelling slides.

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Frequently Asked Questions about "Google Slides: Rotate Text"

Can I do the same instruction on rotating text in Google Docs?

Yes, as long as the text is within a text box and Word art in Google Docs, you can use the same instructions in rotating text.

What are the keyboard shortcut keys in rotating elements or text clockwise by 15 degrees?

Press Alt + right arrow key to rotate your Google Slides element clockwise by 15 degrees.

How can I do a mirror text or mirror effect in Google Slides?

Select a text box or an image in Google Slides, then go to the Arrange tab. Select the "Rotate" option from the drop-down menu. Choose "Flip horizontally" to do a mirror effect on Google Slides.

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