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I need to insert text into a template that contains multiple text boxes in a variety of orientations. I can do that by inserting a text box from Google Drawing into a Google doc and formatting it to the correct angle.

Is there any way of merging text from a Google spreadsheet into its respective text box? The idea here is to automate the process so I don't have to type in 40+ text boxes for each new project.

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As far as I can tell it's not possible.

Any text in a drawing object is inaccessible from a script, and this is the only way to perform a mail merge. I can't find any other way to rotate text in a Google doc.

There is a question on Stack overflow relating to this, and an open issue with Google.

The response from the Google devs seems to be that it sounds like a good idea, but it won't happen soon.

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