How To Rotate Text In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to rotate text in Google Docs.

How To Rotate Text In Google Docs

Google Docs is a versatile tool that offers a variety of formatting options for your text documents.

Sometimes, you may want to rotate text in your documents for a certain effect. However, Google Docs’ main text formatting features do not allow you to type in this manner. As an alternative, we can use the text box option in the built-in Drawing tool to create our own rotated text drawings.

In this guide, we will show you how to rotate text in Google Docs using the Drawing tool. We’ll also show you how to rotate a page to convert it into a landscape orientation.

How to Flip and Rotate Text in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to flip and rotate text in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document where you want to add rotated text.

Step 2

Select Insert > Drawing > New to create a new drawing.

The Drawing tool allows users to add shapes and text in any orientation they wish. In this case, we’ll simply use the tool to modify the orientation of our text.

Step 3

In the pop-up window, click on the Text box tool.

Step 4

Draw a textbox on the provided blank canvas. Write your text in the textbox.

In this example, we’ll simply type the words “SAMPLE TEXT”.

Step 5

Use your cursor to drag the circular marker. Dragging the market to the right will rotate the textbox in a clockwise direction.

Keep dragging the marker until your textbox is rotated to your desired position.

Step 6

Click the Save and Close button on the top-right of the Drawing pop-up menu.

Step 7

The rotated text should now be inserted into your current document.

The main drawback of this approach is that the rotated text is not considered normal text and cannot be selected or formatted outside the Drawing tool.

Step 8

Another way to rotate text is by converting an entire page to landscape mode. Doing so will allow you to print out text at a 90-degree angle from the default portrait mode. To do this, select the text in the page you want to rotate.

Right-click on the selection and click Change page to landscape.

the current page should now be rotated into landscape mode.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to rotate text in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!