In a diagram, I have a triangle shape containing text. It points up to some box higher up in the diagram.

Now I'd like to have a similar triangle that points down to some other box. Unfortunately, there isn't any downward-pointing triangle shape available in Insert > Shapes. And if I try rotating the upward-pointing triangle, the text rotates along with it and ends up being upside down.

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How do I get a triangle like the one on the right, but with the text right side up?

I'm looking to avoid having to make a triangle shape with no text, and a separate text box with text in it, and then overlay them.

  • Can you remove text, invert and add text back? Mar 19, 2015 at 13:49
  • I can, but how does that help anything? Mar 19, 2015 at 14:11
  • The text could be rightside up, since it was added after inversion. Mar 19, 2015 at 14:14
  • No, it isn't... Mar 19, 2015 at 14:17
  • Perhaps make the Text it's own object and then layer it on top of the triangle? Mar 19, 2015 at 15:04

1 Answer 1


In Word, I do the following steps:

  1. draw a square or rectangular text box
  2. change the shape to a downward triangle (see addl. picture)
  3. add the text and insert color if required.

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  • ...why not just start with a downward triangle? May 3, 2017 at 13:28

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