Bug 37843 - Impress: Ability to rotate text in tables
Summary: Impress: Ability to rotate text in tables
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 111633
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: ImpressDraw-Tables
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Reported: 2011-06-02 01:01 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2020-02-20 14:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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contains table with rotated text, Impress opens it correctly (17.50 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2012-03-28 06:22 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description gleppert 2011-06-02 01:01:26 UTC
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:
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-10 02:57:29 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:05:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-28 06:20:40 UTC
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
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-28 06:22:01 UTC
Created attachment 59158 [details]
contains table with rotated text, Impress opens it correctly
Comment 5 Norbert X 2013-12-19 11:03:45 UTC
Affects me on Version: Build ID: 410m0(Build:2), please make LO users to be able to add vertical text to tables in Impress.
Comment 6 Norbert X 2015-08-05 15:35:11 UTC
Bug exists in LibreOffice 5.0 (Ubuntu 12.04.5 with PPA, 1:5.0.0~rc5-0ubuntu1~precise1).
Comment 7 Norbert X 2017-09-01 17:06:23 UTC
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.
Comment 8 Timur 2020-02-20 14:20:57 UTC
This looks the same as bug 111633. This one is older, but that one is more defined.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 111633 ***