Text Properties Dialog "Text Angle" Page
This page lets you change the angle at which your text displays. Bring this page up by clicking on the "Text Angle" line of the listbox on the left side of the text properties dialog.
If you click the 0 degrees (normal) checkbox, your text will display in normal, right-side-up fashion, just like you're used to seeing it.
If you click the 90 degrees (straight up) checkbox, your text will climb straight up the label.
If you click the 270 degrees (straight down) checkbox, your text will descend straight down the label.
If you click the 180 degrees (upside down) checkbox, your text will display upside down, starting at the bottom of your text object.
If you're having a hard time picturing any of this, check the "Apply changes as soon as I make them" box, and then start checking the different boxes described above. You'll catch on in no time.
If you set your text to any angle other than 0 degrees (normal, right-side-up text), you won't be able to edit the text by just clicking on the text object. Instead, its toolbar will grow a new button that opens a text editing window. For more information, see the "Edit Text" window for angled text.
The Text Properties Dialog