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I want to make a text look like this:

S
u
p
e
r

U
s
e
r

I can go to a new line after each letter, but it's not really practical. Where can I find the setting to make the text be written in a vertical way in Word 2010?

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You can insert an excel spreadsheet instead

word new excel spreadsheet

After that right click the cell that contains the text you want to rotate > Format cells or press ctrl+1, change the text orientation as below

text direction

By default there's no borders between cells, so it'll be blank when printing. But if you also need the page to be blank on screen then you can edit the cells' fill color to white which results in a word file like this

blank word file

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Indeed, it works this way, and you actually have control over the orientation, you don't just hope you made a cell thin enough. Nice idea. –  Gnoupi Jun 20 at 8:21
    
yeah you can resize the table or cell to fit your needs –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Jun 20 at 8:22
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I don't know of a setting for that specifically but you can make a text box, type in the text box and then re-size the box so it is narrow enough to only allow for one letter per line. It will automatically push letters to the next line as the box narrows.

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Indeed, it's not the ideal solution, but it's already a better workaround than changing line myself after each letter. –  Gnoupi Sep 5 '12 at 18:39
    
You can also do the same with tables, but in general I think the text boxes are easier to work with for this type of formatting. –  techturtle Sep 5 '12 at 18:40
    
Unfortunately this is not an answer how to easy make vertical text in word 2010 or 2013. –  truthseeker Mar 20 '13 at 8:32
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I think the only way this can be done while keeping the text vertical is using a Word Art Box.

Insert Tab then Word Art

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The WordArt box in Office 2010 is more of a regular text box, apparently. It doesn't propose to make the text vertical anymore. Or any curve effects, for that matter. At least I couldn't find them. –  Gnoupi Sep 7 '12 at 8:10
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This may be the answer you are looking.

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This is simply rotating the whole text rather than leaving it horizontal with one character per line. –  user142485 Sep 5 '12 at 20:01
    
No, I'm looking for vertical text, with the letters keeping their normal orientation. –  Gnoupi Sep 7 '12 at 8:10
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Go to Insert and then insert table. The Table Tools will appear and go to Layout. In the Alignment section you will find Text Direction. Under Text Direction you can do what you are looking to do.

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This is the same as Curious Apprentice's solution above. It rotates all the text, including character orientation –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Jun 18 at 13:38
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