For many presentations, it would be nice to be able to rotate text in tables.
Unfortunately, this is not possible in Impress.
The workaround to insert a text box with rotated text into a table cell is quite
annoying as much reformatting is necessary to get a decent looking table and the rotated text is not part of the table, of course.
(For comparison: Powerpoint 2003 has a very restricted possibility as it can
rotate text in PP tables, however only 90 degrees in only one direction.)
Related entry for enhancement in OpenOffice.org bug tracker:
RC2 is bit by bit identical with release version, so separate items in the version picker are useless. Changes have been discussed with Michael Meeks.
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This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
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in 3.5.1 not found, so changing status of New
Another workaround when creating presentation: create table in Calc, copy it, paste to Impress using Ctrl-Shift-V, select there "Calc 8".
When opening ppt wiht rotated text, text is rotated. I can not find UI for rotating it. After saving into odp, rotation disappears.
msOffice saves such tables as png pictures into odp format
if odf fomat not allows such thing, it will much problem to add such functionality
Created attachment 59158 [details]
contains table with rotated text, Impress opens it correctly
Affects me on Version: 184.108.40.206 Build ID: 410m0(Build:2), please make LO users to be able to add vertical text to tables in Impress.
Bug exists in LibreOffice 5.0 (Ubuntu 12.04.5 with PPA, 1:5.0.0~rc5-0ubuntu1~precise1).
Bug exists in
Build ID: 1:5.4.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with PPA.