# Picture environment “rotating” text

I'd like to know how can I rotate text in the picture environment.

I want to typeset some text from bottom-to-top, making it to appear sideways.

Basically, the following

\begin{picture}(...,...)
\put(0,0){\rotate{-90}{Text.}}
\end{picture}


should be printed like

(The text's background is gray, because it's funnier that way!)

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You could use rotatebox from the graphicx package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\begin{picture}(50,50)
\put(0,0){\rotatebox{90}{Text}}
\end{picture}
\end{document}

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Works like a charm! Thanks! –  Kohányi Róbert Oct 26 '11 at 16:07