During my live seminars, this demonstration always causes my audience to have a wild reaction. Who would've thought that formatting text to align at a 45-degree angle would cause such excitement. But, if you want to experience the same excitement, go to the Format dialog box (from the Ribbon) and from the Alignment tab select the 'Orientation' angle and the number of degrees you want. The direction of the text can be pointing up or down.
Have fun with that.