I have the following table in Lyx:

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Here is how it looks in Lyx: enter image description here

I want the text "My words" to be automatically vertically centered. I also want the text for the items that are rotated to be vertically centered.

I tried right-clicking in a cell and going to More-->Settings and the settings look as follows, as you can see the vertical alignment is set to "Middle":

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My temporary fix is to add the following: use the \vspace{} command before the text "My words" and insert something like -3cm in the brackets.

For center aligning the rotated text I removed the text and inserted the following:

\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{ Item 1 }

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