# [texhax] Rotate text

Fri May 13 18:25:37 CEST 2016

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}% <-------- remember
\begin{document}

\rotatebox{180}{\parbox{4in}{\em Answer: Take any ten pennies, set
them aside and turn them over.  They're group one.  The rest of
the pennies are group two.  Open your eyes (take off the
blindfold), and you'll see that both groups have the same number
of tails.}}

\end{document}

Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University

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From: texhax <texhax-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of John Wheeler <jwheeler at ucsd.edu>
Sent: 13 May 2016 18:07
To: David Carlisle
Cc: TeXhax
Subject: Re: [texhax] Rotate text

Thanks for your quick reply.   In pdflatex it didn't work.  I put the
\rotatebox command around the previously existing \parbox command:
\rotatebox{180}{\parbox{4in}{\em Answer:  Take any ten pennies, set them
aside and turn them over.
They're group one.  The rest of the pennies are group two.  Open your eyes
(take off the blindfold), and you'll see that both groups have the same
number
of tails.}}

and got the following error message:
! Undefined control sequence.
l.34 \rotatebox
{180}{\parbox{4in}{\em Answer:  Take any ten pennies,
set the...

I'm using the package
\usepackage{amsmath}
but no other complicated stuff.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
John
++++++++++++++

On 05/13/2016 08:56 AM, David Carlisle wrote:
> \noindent
> \rotatebox{180}{\parbox{\textwidth}{hello}}
>
> David
>
>
> On 13 May 2016 at 16:52, John Wheeler<jwheeler at ucsd.edu>  wrote:
>> I want to have a paragraph of text rotated by 180 degrees so that it is easy
>> to read only by rotating the page by
>> 180 degrees.   I'm using pdflatex.   It seems that this should be possible,
>> but I don't find reference to it in the
>> LaTeX manual, which is all I have with me during a string of moves on the
>> way to being back in a house with space for
>> all my reference books re TeX.
>>
>> Is there a simple solution to this?  Thanks in advance for any help.
>>
>> John Wheeler
>> Professor Emeritus UCSD
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