VML MSO-Rotate Attribute

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Defines a specific rotation value for text in a textbox. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element style="mso-rotate: expression ">


Values (in degrees) include:

  • 0 (default)
  • 90
  • 180
  • -90

This attribute is used by Microsoft Office to store data in Web documents but does not render in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or greater.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute

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Build date: 2/7/2012