How to print sideways? Print upside-down?
October 10, 2006 10:09 AM Subscribe
I can borrow MS Word, I've got OpenOffice at home. How can lay out paragraphs of text so that I can print upside-down on a page?
posted by Mozai to media & arts (6 answers total)
I don't know if it was asked earlier, yet I vaugely remember someone saying "don't do upside down, print sideways and have one half aligned vertically down-up, the other vertically up-down." Trying this in MS Word or Openoffice works for one line, but line-wrapping is broken, and a carriage return puts the next line below the first (making it seem as if the sideways line continues.
Another suggestion was to use MS Word 'art' embedded objects, but that would also require doing everything one line at a time. I forsee misjudging sizes, and 12 lines into a paragraph having to delete all the art objects and starting over. Ick.
Broderbund's Print Shop software used to do this for greeting cards when I was in grade school; surely it's a common feature now.