I just had a colleague ask me how to do this and was quite surprised you can only rotate by 90° or 270°.

After a little googling (finding a lot of “no, it can’t be done”) i found this: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Reporting_/Crystal_Reports/Q_20651257.html

Great thinking outside of the box and worked a treat. For those of you who can’t see the solution (ExpertsExchange sometimes make you register to view solutions)…

  • Orient the paper the opposite way to how you want it to come out (so portrait if you want landscape)
  • Add the field
  • Right click, properties and set text rotation to 90° or 270°