In draw.io I have text box with default text direction horizontal. I am trying change the text direction to vertical or trying to rotate the text box 90 degrees. I don't find any option do that.

Could anybody point me to how to do that?

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    :) Arrange --> direction -> Rotate
    – user34716
    Feb 15, 2013 at 22:03
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    There will be rotation handles on shapes by next week, then you can rotate in the normal way for such applications. Feb 16, 2013 at 7:18

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Instead of rotating the text inside a box, you can rotate the box with handle then use 'rotate shape only' button in 'arrange' tab

Rotate shape only button in arrange tab draw.io

As below,

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Also: Text, Alignment, Vertical - A rotation handle has also been added.

In addition, on the "Text" pane, there is a button with 3 up arrows you can use to switch between text directions:

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Using the rotation handle on shape:

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