How do you rotate an equation object?


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phillman5

I want to rotate an equation object 90 deg so it can be the label for
a y axis on a graph. When I select it and try the rotate menu under
the draw toolbar, it is greyed out. If I try from the menu format/
object/ size tab, the rotate box is not accessible. I have also tried
grouping it with another object that is allowed to rotate, but to no
avail.
 
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Jim Gordon MVP

Hi,

I never noticed that before.

There's at least two ways. Neither is especially great.

Right click (control-click) the equation object. Choose Ungroup. Then
immediately Right click again and re-group. This might make the object less
attractive in appearance, but you can rotate it.

Alternatively, Right click and Save As Picture. Then use Insert > Picture >
From File, or use the insert picture button on the drawing toolbar to bring
the saved picture back in.

-Jim


I want to rotate an equation object 90 deg so it can be the label for
a y axis on a graph. When I select it and try the rotate menu under
the draw toolbar, it is greyed out. If I try from the menu format/
object/ size tab, the rotate box is not accessible. I have also tried
grouping it with another object that is allowed to rotate, but to no
avail.
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Jim Gordon
Mac MVP

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You can create a "text box", remove any line or contour of the text box. I suggest you to remove also all margin (left, right, top and bottom), enable "Resize shape to fit text", write your equation and rotate the text box directly or define you text orientation.
 

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