rectangle text tool with rotated text
I have a large map on which the legend and accompanying text will be placed in a strip across the bottom of the map. I want the text, map legend, scale bar, etc in this strip, all rotated so that the top of the text is to the left (this will allow the map to be folded correctly and have the map cover and legend read correctly when folded like a highway map).
I thought the rectangle text tool would be a great option to get my few paragraphs of text placed. However, when I rotate the text in the text rectangle 90 degrees, the text is no longer placed inside the rectangle - in fact, it becomes a garbled mess of words and is totally unusable. Is there a way to get this to work, or do I need to create my text someplace else and add it as a graphic to my layout? (Very disappointing if this is the case.)
Mapping Center Answer:
The only workaround, that I know about, is to produce the text separately, export as a sufficiently high resolution image format (GIF or PNG if no color is involved), and put it in your map as a picture. You could try using a word processor and copy the text out and paste (which will paste an EMF), but I'm not confident the quality will match other horizontal text.
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