Need to rotate a text box in MS Office Word 2003.

I created a text box and need to rotate it.  When in "Format, Text Box", the "Rotation" box is "hidden" and I can't click on it.  What am I missing/

You cannot rotate a Text Box in Word 2003. Try using Auto shapes or WordArt if you want to rotate it.

You can try the following work around to rotate a Text Box and check if it helps you.

Method 1:


1.  Create a text box.

2.  Then right click on the border, and choose "copy."

3.  On the edit menu, click "Paste Special" and paste it as a picture.

Method 2:


1.  Create a text box.

2. Insert a WordArt into the text box

Now you would be able to rotate not only the text box but also the text within it.

Girish M, Microsoft Answers Support Engineer.
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Last updated May 4, 2021 Views 26,525 Applies to: