To create a skewed text box, follow these steps.

  1. Draw a rectangular text box.

  2. Go to Item > Modify. In the Box tab of the Modify dialog set the skew value to 15 degrees.

  3. Go to the Text tab and enter the Text skew as -15 degrees (If the box is skewed 15 degrees, enter negative 15 to return the text to a non-skewed text rendering).

  4. If you want multiple columns, you can use Step & Repeat to make several copies of the box and link them. Since the boxes are independent you can re-size them, and they will retain their original shapes. You can also use the Column feature to sub-divide the single skewed shape.