Issue 29150 - Rotate text 180 degrees
Summary: Rotate text 180 degrees
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 11 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 76364 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2004-05-13 16:34 UTC by tange
Modified: 2018-02-25 17:54 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description tange 2004-05-13 16:34:36 UTC
I would like to rotate a text 180 degrees. This can be done by making a text
object and rotating that.

However it would be nice if it could be rotated inline. With
Format>Character>Position>Rotation I can rotate 90 or 270, but not 180.

I suggest adding 180 to the options of rotation
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-05-14 07:54:33 UTC
re-assigned to BH.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-04-16 08:22:29 UTC
*** Issue 76364 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 Joe Smith 2007-04-24 15:18:40 UTC
The text object alternative is a poor substitute for cases where the rotated
text is meant to integrate with the rest of the document, e.g. a quiz or word
puzzle with the answers printed upside down. A text object does not use the
document styles, and graphic styles are not available in a Writer document.

See also: Issue 34919
Comment 4 crxssi 2007-04-24 23:38:48 UTC
I totally agree.  Trying to insert a text object is a huge kludge.  If text
orientation (in a table, for example) can be rotated 90 degrees or 270 degrees,
it makes perfect sense to have a 180 degree option.  There have been numerous
times I have needed to do this for making quizes, puzzles, forms, even table
tents and cards (think- folding little cutouts in half).  Trying to rotate lots
of individual objects, all inserted in separate text boxes is a nightmare.

So, like everyone else, I have to cheat and just use Draw- and lose the ability
to have tables and other word-processing related functionality; or run the
printed output back through the printer a second time.
Comment 5 kpalagin 2010-03-04 18:56:40 UTC
can this issue be considered for 3.x?
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:50:18 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 7 Neelam Malik 2014-10-12 03:32:14 UTC
I have successfully replicated the bug in OpenOffice 4.0.1 running on Windows 8.1. I followed following simpler steps to replicate the issue->

1)Create a new document in OpenOffice Writer.
2)Type some text in OpenOffice Writer
3)Select this text 
4)Go to tool bar and select Format>Character>Position>Rotation
5)Missing 180 degree rotation option under Rotation/Scaling.

We can also check if 180 degree option is missing in other environment also. I checked on Mac OSX 10.9.5, and Windows 7 and the option of 180 degree rotation is missing there too. So this option was not provided during development phase itself and hence its clear is not a bug but missing functionality which can be added. This test is important as it will let us know if the issue is missing functionality or a bug caused by specific environment so that specific actions can be taken. I also tried selecting the text from tables to see if the option of 180 degree is still missing. And yes it was missing at that time too.

Adding option of 180 degree is important as it becomes really difficult to rotate texts from left to right, specially when one needs to create puzzles and quizzes. And rotating using text objects have many disadvantages like lot of extra work and missing document styles and more. This issue can be considered as an important enhancement.