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Chels
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

My work around is to use the y-axis of a graph to write and format the text vertically. I then take a snippet, save, and insert the image where I want it.

sweidlich Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Rotate a Textbox

MAQ just released a plugin in the store called "Text Enhancer" that does all kinds of things, including text rotation. No workarounds needed. 

spathak04 Helper II
Helper II

Re: Rotate a Textbox

I am using text enhancer. I set the text direction is Vertical L to R. I uploaded my report on power Bi report server, but Internet explorer can't read the vertical direction. Please see the image below:
Scatter Y-axis IE.PNGScatter Y-axis.PNG

sweidlich Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Rotate a Textbox

If you do the original workaround, is it the same issue?

spathak04 Helper II
Helper II

Re: Rotate a Textbox

That workaround is for some static value. Tha will work fine. Mine is a text enhancer whose value is dynamic based on user selection. For example if user selects GDP option from slicer than this vertical textbox will show GDp , if user selects Population then it will show population. 
There are many CSS or compatibility issues with IE(Internet Explorer). 

JoshJames
Regular Visitor

Re: Rotate a Textbox

Yeah @I_Like_Pi , there doesn't seem to be a great solution just yet. The best way I've found is creating an image in either InDesign or Illustrator with transparency grid turned on and the words I want at the angle I want (see below). Of course this requires having some version of Adobe Creative Cloud software (or something like it) AND going back and forth between applications, but it's the best I've found. I've added a super small, quick example below.

 

Vertical Text Applied in Power BI.png

absmila Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Rotate a Textbox

Such a nice Workaround - Thnx Smiley Happy

kaleydvorak
Regular Visitor

Re: Rotate a Textbox

I used this and it worked pretty well, the only challenge being that you have to set up your text in a table - which is doable but a bit annoying. 

SteveArk Helper I
Helper I

Re: Rotate a Textbox

Another solution is to create the vertical text in a cell in Excel. This can be snipped and saved as a .jpg image. The image can then be inserted into the Power BI report.

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Skotko
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Re: Rotate a Textbox

Another workaround is to make your text in word and use those functions to rotate to how you want it, take a screenshot, and then import it as an image.  Definitely laughable that this has to be a solution but this is power bi...

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