This procedure is fully applicable to: Office 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 365; It was tested on Windows 10,8, 7 and MAC OSX 10.13
Last updated: September 2019
Here’s a question we got from our reader, Matilda:
I have a bunch of formatted text letters and pictures created in my Word document which i want to mirror. I understand that there are several ways to do that. Could you explain how should i “reverse” and then print my document text?
Thanks for the question. Microsoft Word allows you to easily rotate and flip text written in your document. In this tutorial we’ll explain using text formatted with WordArt, however you can use the same technique in order to mirror, flip and rotate any text box as well. Many of the following steps work also on PowerPoint and can be helpful in case you want to flip pictures (stored in your computer or online images) to create more professional presentation slides.
We’ll first going to go ahead and insert some WordArt text that we’ll use in this post. Remember that you are able to insert any text box (by hitting Insert and then selecting Text Box), and photos (hit Insert and then select Pictures) and mirror them in the same way we outline below.
Go ahead and follow these steps:
You can use VBA macros in order to rotate text in Microsoft Word. Here’s a simple beginner example to help you get started:
Sub RotateDoc() Dim WorkDoc As Document Dim MyShape As Shape 'Create new Word document Set WorkDoc = Documents.Add 'Create new Word Text Box Set MyShape = WorkDoc.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationUpward, 100, 100, 100, 100) 'Set Text Box text and flip orientation With MyShape.TextFrame .TextRange = "This is the text i want to rotate" .Orientation = msoTextOrientationDownward End Sub
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