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How to Rotate/Flip Pictures in Word: Learn Some Easy Ways

Do you know of any workarounds for pictures in Word? Do you know how to rotate and flip a picture in Microsoft Word? When you're working on a document, there's always something amazing about Word. However, we agree that flipping and rotating images in a Word document is challenging. Sometimes you have a picture, but it is not what you want since it is a mirror image. The good news is that Microsoft realizes that most images would not appear correctly in Word, which is why image-editing tools are included. This article will walk you through flipping and rotating pictures in Word using UPDF and built-in tools.

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Part 1: How to Flip a Picture in Word – 4 Common Methods

There are several ways and tools to flip pictures in Word. Whichever method you choose, flipping pictures in Word is a quick and easy process that can help make your documents more visually appealing. Let's first discuss some common methods users can employ while flipping/rotating pictures in Word.

#1 Flip an Image on Windows (MS Word New Versions)

Image flipping is now easier than ever, owing to technological advancements. The most current versions of Microsoft Word for Windows may be useful for flipping a picture. These versions provide various editing tools that allow users to manipulate pictures in various ways. Flipping an image in Microsoft Word is a simple approach.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Open the existing document that has the Picture you want to flip. Alternatively, you can add the image from your device (Insert>Pictures).
insert pictures before flipping
  • Select the image by clicking on it. At the top of the screen, a Format tab will appear.
format button in Word
  • Hit the Format tab on the toolbar. Then, click on the rotate drop-down in the Arrange group.
  • From the Drop-down menu, choose the flipping option you want: Flip Vertically, Flip Horizontally.

That's all you need to do.

#2 Rotate Picture in Word macOS

When working with images, rotating pictures is a common task. Rotating pictures in Microsoft Word on macOS is a straightforward operation. Microsoft Word for macOS has image-editing tools that allow users to change photos in various ways, including rotating them to any desired angle.

Here are the steps to rotate Picture in Word macOS:

  • Open the existing document that has the Picture you want to rotate. Alternatively, you can add the image from your device (Insert>Pictures).
  • Select the image by clicking on it. At the top of the screen, a Format tab will appear.
format tab in word
  • Hit the Format tab on the toolbar. Then, click on the rotate drop-down in the Arrange group.
rotate right or left
  • From the Drop-down menu, choose the rotation option you want: Rotate Right 90, Rotate Left 90, More Rotation Options.

#3 Rotate Picture in Word on Web

Do you know you can alter with Word document in real time? Word allows users to rotate and perform other operations with their web-based tools. Rotating a picture in Word on the web is a basic and uncomplicated operation that requires just a few clicks. The rotate picture function in Word on the web supports clockwise and counterclockwise rotation.

Here are the steps to rotate Picture in Word on the web:

  • Launch Microsoft Word on your browser. Log in with your Microsoft Account credentials.
  • Insert the image you wish to rotate on the web-based document. Then, select the image you wish to select.
  • Click the Rotate button on the Picture Format tab. On the drop-down, choose the rotation option you wish to apply to your Picture.
format tab in word

In case the pictures are in the form of objects, follow these steps to rotate them:

  • Choose the object you wish to rotate.
  • Choose the rotation handle at the top of the object and drag it in the desired direction.
rotation handle in Word

#4 Rotate an Image in Word – Office 2010

Microsoft Word - Office 2010 is a well-known word-processing program that can generate and edit various documents. Inserting photographs into Word documents is a popular feature. Some images may need to be rotated for the best orientation or alignment with the text. This is where the rotate picture function in Word comes in handy. Rotating a picture in Microsoft Word - Office 2010 is simple.

Here are the steps to rotate Picture in Word –Office 2010:

  • Open the existing document that has the Picture you want to rotate.
  • Select the image by clicking on it. On clicking, the Pictures tools tab will appear at the top of the toolbar.
  • Click on the Pictures tools tab, and locate the Rotate button (Note: Ensure you have a photo selected if you don't see the photo Tools, Drawing Tools, or Format tabs. To access the Format tab, you may need to double-click the image).
  • In the Rotate drop-down button, choose the direction and rotation option you want to apply to the Picture.
rotation options in Word

Part 2: How to Rotate Images in Word Easily – A Universal Method

Users have numerous methods when it comes to rotating pictures in Microsoft Word. While these methods can be beneficial, there are some potential drawbacks. One of the primary disadvantages of several ways for rotating images in Word is the loss of image quality. When a picture is rotated or modified, it risks losing information, blurring, or distorting. This might be especially troublesome if a certain quality of images is required.

Second, there is an irregularity in orientation. If numerous photos in a document must be rotated, it might not be easy to ensure they are all turned to the right orientation. As a result, the overall look of the document may be inconsistent. Furthermore, some tools may be complex and difficult to use, especially for users unfamiliar with the software. This can be aggravating and time-consuming, especially if the user wants to rotate several photos. Therefore, you need a universal tool, UPDF.

UPDF may be used as a universal image rotation tool in addition to its core duty as a PDF editor. Whether you need to rotate pictures for personal or business reasons, UPDF provides a simple solution. UPDF allows you to rotate pictures with a single tool rather than moving between several image editing software tools.

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Why UPDF?

There are diverse reasons why you would want to utilize UPDF as a universal picture rotation method:

  • UPDF allows you to rotate pictures with a single tool rather than moving between several image editing tools.
  • UPDF has a user-friendly interface that makes it simple to rotate pictures without expertise with image editing tools.
  • Because UPDF supports a wide range of image file formats, you may use it to rotate images regardless of their format.

Steps to rotate pictures in Word with UPDF:

  • Save your Word file in .pdf format.
  • Download and launch the UPDF application on your device. Open the converted file and click Edit PDF on the left toolbar.

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  • Right-click on the image that you want to rotate or flip.
  • Two rotating options will be provided: Rotate counterclockwise and rotate clockwise, click any one per your needs.
rotate image with UPDF

Part 3: Bonus Tips

1. How to Mirror a Picture in Word?

To mirror a picture in Word, click on it. Then, right-click to open the side-view menu. Choose the Format Picture option from the menu, which will open a pane on the right side of the screen.

In the Pane, toggle the 3-D Rotation option. Then, in the X Rotation section, change the degrees to 180. That's all you need to do.

2. How do I flip an Image in PDF?

Launch the software to flip an image in PDF using UPDF. Then, click the Edit PDF button on the left side of the screen. This will open a toolbar on the top of the screen. From the toolbar, select the Image option. Finally, Choose "Rotate Counterclockwise" or "Rotate Clockwise."


Conclusion

In conclusion, flipping or rotating a picture in Microsoft is a simple work that can be done in a few soft steps. Using the built-in tools in Word, you quickly flip or rotate a picture to fit your needs. Whether you need to adjust the preference of an image or create a mirror effect, Word covers you. In addition, you can rotate or flip images in your PDF document using the UPDF software.

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