Change vertical text to horizontal in a vertical East Asian document

The feature or some of the options described in this Help topic are only available if support for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Korean is enabled through Microsoft Office Language Settings.

Only full-width characters are correctly set as vertical text within a document. Half-width characters, such as numbers, are displayed as horizontal text rotated 90 degrees to the right, but you can set these to be combined so that they appear properly as vertical text. This feature is best used for small pieces of text, such as dates.

  1. Select the half-width characters, such as numbers, that you want to combine.
  2. On the Format menu, point to Asian Layout, and then click Horizontal in Vertical.
  3. To align numbers to the line width, select the Fit in line check box.

 Note   To clear horizontal formatting, select the horizontal characters. On the Format menu, point to Asian Layout, click Horizontal in Vertical, and then click Remove.


You can also change a selected portion of horizontal text to vertical text, or change a selected portion of vertical text to horizontal text, by clicking Combine Characters on the Asian Layout submenu (Format menu).

To clear compressed formatting, select the compressed characters. On the Format, point to Asian Layout, click Combine Characters, and then click Remove.

Applies to:
Word 2003