Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. May 29, 2000
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Aligning Header Text Vertically
If you are creating a table that contains numbers or small bits of text, the header cells may take up much more space than is warranted for the table. A nice technique for decreasing the size of the table is to align the text in your headers vertically.

First, right-click on the Standard toolbar and make sure that the Tables And Borders toolbar is visible. Then, select the table cell or cells you wish to adjust and click the Change Text Direction button on the Tables And Borders toolbar. There are three possible directions for text: standard horizontal, moving up, and moving down. Each time you click the Change Text Direction button, the text moves to the next position. Find which one works best for the text in your table. Did you get all that?