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I'm trying to write top-down text along side a float. Some thing like this

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I could find the \rotatebox and tikz draw along text routines, but they rotate the characters too.

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Could you be more precise about what you mean with "alongside a float"? –  egreg Sep 18 '13 at 17:37
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

a minimalist solution which requires separate characters with a space

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\begin{minipage}[t]{1em}
B O N J O U R
~\\
H E L L O
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.99\textwidth}
l\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\end{document}

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Very nice trick. –  Przemysław Scherwentke Oct 18 '13 at 6:19
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