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Vertical Text Tool InDesign CC 2020

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Ok, I know this subject has been asked around since forever. And for some reason I can't seem to find the solution to this?

I'm using my all adobe programs in german, and I did have the vertical text tool a while back (because my friend needed it for something and claimed hers didn't have it). I even have a screenshot from my conversation with my friend. I've seen people say it's available in the japanese and chinese version. But I was and am using the german one, as visible in the screenshot as well.

The thing is though, that I need that tool for japanese text. However, for some reason I don't have that option anymore? I did not update my my programs since, and I tried creating text boxes using japanese text and having the japanese keyboard active. 

Luckily I still had the file I send my friend a while back containing a text box with vertical text inside. So I was able to copy paste that.

 

Can someone let me know how to activate that option again?

 

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Thank you! I fortunetely already had a copy of an old document I did that contained a textbox with vertical text in it. But for some reason I can't get the tool to show up anymore. Even while having the vertical text box selected, I only have the horizontal text tool. I'm wondering if this is a bug? Or if there is a way to force the tool to show? I'm just really confused on how and why it ever disapeared on me.

 

 

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Vertical Text Tool InDesign CC 2020

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Ok, I know this subject has been asked around since forever. And for some reason I can't seem to find the solution to this?

I'm using my all adobe programs in german, and I did have the vertical text tool a while back (because my friend needed it for something and claimed hers didn't have it). I even have a screenshot from my conversation with my friend. I've seen people say it's available in the japanese and chinese version. But I was and am using the german one, as visible in the screenshot as well.

The thing is though, that I need that tool for japanese text. However, for some reason I don't have that option anymore? I did not update my my programs since, and I tried creating text boxes using japanese text and having the japanese keyboard active. 

Luckily I still had the file I send my friend a while back containing a text box with vertical text inside. So I was able to copy paste that.

 

Can someone let me know how to activate that option again?

 

Bildschirmfoto_2020-07-02_um_22.32.08.png

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Thank you! I fortunetely already had a copy of an old document I did that contained a textbox with vertical text in it. But for some reason I can't get the tool to show up anymore. Even while having the vertical text box selected, I only have the horizontal text tool. I'm wondering if this is a bug? Or if there is a way to force the tool to show? I'm just really confused on how and why it ever disapeared on me.

 

 

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Hi Pamela:

 

This article offers several ways to achieve vertical text in InDesign. I prefer using a vertical path, but you can decide. 

https://indesignsecrets.com/setting-vertical-text-in-indesign.php

 

~Barb 

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Hi Barb!

 

Thank you, I've seen that article. But I was wondering what happened to the tool I had? Because the tool was the easiest and better solution as it created a text box and I was able to adjust spacing and everything was set for vertical text. Using paths for a whole paragraph, is not the best solution in my case. I'm just really confused as I had the tool before that is what everyone ever asked and wanted but now it's gone?

 

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Yes, I don't know why you had the vertical tool, then did not, but I created the eampley Ellis_home directed you to. You can copy a vertical text frame from the template and use the character style to get the effect you need, I think. 

All versions of InDesign have all the features of other languages (e.g. vertical text for Asian lanaguages, RTL for Middle Eastern lanaguages), it's just a question of having the UI of your version expose these features. Once they've been introduced, any version will support them. 

Hope that makes sense. 

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Thank you! I fortunetely already had a copy of an old document I did that contained a textbox with vertical text in it. But for some reason I can't get the tool to show up anymore. Even while having the vertical text box selected, I only have the horizontal text tool. I'm wondering if this is a bug? Or if there is a way to force the tool to show? I'm just really confused on how and why it ever disapeared on me.

 

 

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