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How to rotate text in the browser?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Sly, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. #1
    Anyone know of a good and easy way of rotating text in the browser 90 degress - without resorting to turning my monitor on its end ! :)

    Static Text not animated .

    I am wanting to print the generated text to envelopes - my printers chew up envelopes if not fed in lengthways.

    I had thought of using Flash. Any other ideas?
     
    Sly, Mar 30, 2006 IP
  2. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #2
    Are you sure you don't just want to find the right printer setting?

    You can put text on an image and rotate it with the PHP GD library I guess, or use CSS for the job. JavaScript can probably do it too.
     
    T0PS3O, Mar 30, 2006 IP
  3. potnuru

    potnuru Peon

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    #3
    this method works only in IE, if you are looking for crossbrowser compatibility, use images!

    heres the code:

    in the <head>

    
    <script>
    
    var i = 0;
    function rot()
    {
    i = ++i % 4;
    if (!document.all.rotateDiv.style.filter)
    document.all.rotateDiv.style.filter = 'progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.BasicImage(rotation=' + i + ')';
    else
    document.all.rotateDiv.filters.item('DXImageTransform.Microsoft.BasicImage').Rotation = i;
    } // ends function rot(void)
    
    </script>
    
    Code (markup):
    and in the <body> tag:

    
    <BODY onLoad="rot();">
    
    Code (markup):
    now all you have to do is create a
    <div>
    Code (markup):
    with the id set to rotateDiv, so it will become
    <div id="rotateDiv">
    Code (markup):
    and add the text to be rotated within this div!

    and the text should rotate in IE ONLY

    But the best solution is to use images!
     
    potnuru, Mar 30, 2006 IP
  4. brian394

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    #4
    Here's something else you can do (only works in IE though)...

    
    <div style="writing-mode: tb-rl">This text should be rotated 90 degrees.</div>
    
    Code (markup):
    You can read more about it here.
     
    brian394, Apr 10, 2006 IP
  5. kk5st

    kk5st Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Why don't you just go into page setup and select landscape instead of portrait?

    cheers,

    gary
     
    kk5st, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    #6
    This isn't perfect, as technically it generates new unicode characters, but as long as you stick to lower case, they do look rotated. Here's the link: http://www.UpsideDownText.com/
     
    compwiz3000, Mar 21, 2010 IP