I want to rotate the word flower 5 times and the rotations should lap over the c. That's what I got so far:


Could somebody please help me?


Like this?


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Here there are two things. \makebox[<alignment>] will take <alignment> as l or c or r as values. And \rotatebox, according to the manual of graphicx:

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Hence you can play with all of these options.


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  • And what, if I want to rotate the word at the first letter and it should lap there? Do I replace the c with l? – Marie Jul 2 '14 at 8:52
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    I've taken the liberty of (a) reformatting your input code to make it easier to parse visually and (b) adding % symbols to suppress unwanted insertions of whitespace. – Mico Jul 2 '14 at 9:15
  • But that's nota big difference, right? – Marie Jul 2 '14 at 9:27
  • @maggie - The original form of Harish's code introduced an extra space between the third and fourth occurrence of "flower". – Mico Jul 2 '14 at 10:09
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    @Mico -- looks much better. however, it just occurred to me that showing the "with space" version and the fixed one side by side would be instructive. (not suggesting a change though. but there may be some venue where such a demonstration would be useful and appropriate. maybe a question here about "what problems might arise because a & is omitted?" this "fan" would be a really good illustration. – barbara beeton Jul 2 '14 at 18:46

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