How to Flip a Picture in Microsoft Word – How-To Geek

Microsoft Word provides basic image editing capabilities, including the ability to flip pictures horizontally or vertically. Here’s how you can flip a picture in Microsoft Word:

Step 1: Insert the Picture:

  1. Open your Microsoft Word document.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab in the top menu.
  3. Click on the “Pictures” button and select the image you want to insert from your computer. The image will appear in your Word document.

Step 2: Access the Picture Tools:

  1. Click on the inserted picture to select it. You will see the “Picture Tools” tab appear in the top menu.
  2. Click on the “Picture Tools” tab to access the image editing options.

Step 3: Flip the Picture:

  1. In the “Picture Tools” tab, click on the “Rotate” button in the “Arrange” group. This will open a dropdown menu with several rotation options.
  2. To flip the picture horizontally, select “Flip Horizontal” from the dropdown menu. The image will be flipped along its horizontal axis.
  3. To flip the picture vertically, select “Flip Vertical” from the dropdown menu. The image will be flipped along its vertical axis.

Step 4: Adjust the Picture (Optional): After flipping the picture, you can resize, reposition, or apply other formatting options as needed.

Step 5: Save the Document: Once you are satisfied with the flipped picture, remember to save your Microsoft Word document to preserve the changes.

Keep in mind that Microsoft Word is primarily a word processing application, and its image editing features are relatively basic compared to dedicated image editing software. For more advanced image editing capabilities, consider using specialized image editing tools like Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, or GIMP.

Additionally, please note that Microsoft Word’s user interface and features might change with updates. If you encounter any differences in the steps provided, refer to the official Microsoft Word documentation or help resources for the most up-to-date instructions on flipping pictures in your version of Word.

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