# How to rotate the z label in 3D plots

Let's take the following simple and funny case

S0 = ParametricPlot3D[{t*Sin[t], t*Cos[t], t}, {t, -100, 100},
BoxRatios -> {1, 1, 1}, AxesLabel -> {"x", "y", "a very long label"}, ImageSize -> 550]


which gives this

We see, that the label of the z axes is printed horizontally by default, thus wasting a lot of space. In two-dimensional plots however, this can be easily fixed with the option RotateLabel -> False. Is there something similar for three-dimensional plots for rotating and printing vertically the z label?

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You are aware of Rotate["a very long label", 90 Degree] right? – Öskå Nov 13 '13 at 11:23
@Öskå I am now! thanks. – Vaggelis_Z Nov 13 '13 at 11:26
"Rotate" or "Reverse"? – cormullion Nov 13 '13 at 11:39
@cormullion I meant Rotate. Thanks for the correction! I also updated my question. – Vaggelis_Z Nov 13 '13 at 12:23

S0 = ParametricPlot3D[{t*Sin[t], t*Cos[t], t}, {t, -100, 100},