Reverse text or create a mirror image

To reverse text (create a mirror image) in a document, you must first enter the text in a text box. After reversing the text, you can remove the appearance of using a text box by removing the outline.

For information about rotating or flipping images, shapes, or WordArt, see Rotate a text box, shape, WordArt, or picture.

  1. Insert a text box in your document by clicking Insert > Text Box, and then type and format your text.

    For more details, see Add, copy, or delete a text box.

  2. Right-click the box and click Format Shape.

  3. In the Format Shape pane, click Effects.

    Effects tab in the Format Shape pane

  4. In the X Rotation box, enter 180.

    Notes: If your text box becomes filled with a color, you can remove the color in the Format Shape pane. Under Shape Options, click the Fill & Line tab Fill & Line tab in the Format Shape pane , expand Fill, and select No fill.

    If you want to remove the text box outline, right-click the text box, click Outline in the mini toolbar that appears, and choose No Outline.

  1. Insert a text box in your document by clicking Insert > Text Box, and then type and format your text.

  2. Right-click the box and click Format Shape.

  3. In the Format Shape dialog box, click 3-D Rotation on the left.

  4. In the X box, enter 180.

    Notes: If your text box becomes filled with a color, you can remove the color by right-clicking the text box, clicking the arrow next to Shape Fill in the mini toolbar that appears, and selecting No Fill.

    If you want to remove the text box outline, right-click the text box, click the arrow next to Shape Outline in the mini toolbar that appears, and choose No Outline.

See also

Rotate a text box, shape, WordArt, or picture

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