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I_Like_Pi Member
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Rotate a Textbox

I have a grid of 9 tables on a report page that summarrize 3 different attributes Vs 3 other attributes.

I would like to rotate a textbox 90 degrees to lable the Row of tables.

 

Seems like a basic function, am I missing something?

 

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deldersveld
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

You cannot currently rotate a textbox in Power BI.

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deldersveld
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

You cannot currently rotate a textbox in Power BI.

pukumansss Frequent Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Really? How is it possible that an easy function does not exist in a sophisticated application. My comment goes to Microsoft! Let's see how long does it take to have this function...

pukumansss Frequent Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Really? How is it possible that an easy function does not exist in a sophisticated application. My comment goes to Microsoft! Let's see how long does it take to have this function...

sukhomoyb Frequent Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Surprizing ... 

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mnewman943 Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

I was shocked to see the answers in this thread regarding not being able to rotate the contents of a textbox. This is a BASIC element for Enterprise reporting.

 

I just figured out a workaround for this item that I am being forced to utilize because I refuse to take no for an answer when needing to distribute a report.

 

Hopefully this works for anyone reading this post:

  • I created a stacked bar chart
  • Go to the format for the newly created bar chart
  • Turn off all formatting options, EXCEPT for the "Y-Axis"
  • Expand the Y-Axis formatting options
  • Scroll down, or locate the "Axis title" property
  • Input your text
  • Set "Title text size" to an appropriate size.
  • Set "Font family" to an appropriate font

This is nothing more than a workaround, and I may have to deploy this using this workaround.

 

Cheers

sweidlich Frequent Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Not all heroes wear capes. Nice job.

manishdighe Occasional Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Nice one! Its high time Microsoft got this simple feature to a text box. wonder if we have a custom visual which does that yet?

nunavut Frequent Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

I just did what you described below as I replicated an excel combo chart in power bi, and had to edit the axis title. 

 

Do you realize the text size max out at 21? It did for me. When the text size goes to 22 there is an error indicator for "Y-axis". 

denveroed Frequent Visitor
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Apparently this is STILL not an option??? Come on Microsoft. I'm having to replace an image with text because of a bug where the images don't load when published to the web. Now I can't duplicate the 90-degree text that was in the image with a simple text box? This is getting ridiculous.